Will Josiah Carter replace Francesca Rubi as chief stew in Season 9? 'Below Deck' alum drops cryptic post
Josiah's recent post on returning to yachting received an interesting response from fans and Captain Lee Rosbach
Elizabeth Frankini's unexpected firing resulted in speculations among fans who were curious to learn who would fill in for her. My Seanna was left with two more charters when the season had to be canceled as the pandemic gripped the world. But before that happened, there were reports how Season 7 alum Josiah Carter was lined up to replace her.
In an episode of 'Below Deck Galley Talk', Josiah confirmed that Captain Lee Rosbach had called him to wrap up the last two weeks in Antigua. "Do you know who Captain Lee called to finish the last two weeks in Antigua? I’ll give you one clue," he had said.
Now, he has gone on and explained how his chances of being on Season 8 were ruined by Covid-19. He had even taken a flight but was stopped in London. "Unfortunately Covid got in the way, literally hours before I was about to board the flight! This was me at the airport hotel in London, little did I know I’d be prevented from traveling," he wrote on Instagram and added how hopeful he was to return to yachting. "Let’s hope that Covid can be controlled enough for me to re-start my yachting career in the next few months and get back out onto the ocean."
His cryptic post has left fans wondering in what capacity he'll be back. Some want him to return as the chief stew, a role Francesca Rubi almost aced in Season 8. Reacting to fellow alum Julia Dalbert's comment "Yes to that. You can be chief stew and I’ll be your 2nd", a handful of viewers shared how it'll make for a dream team.
"can y’all please make that happen?" one asked, while another said: "I'd love to see this!" Captain Lee fanned the rumors of Josiah returning as a chief stew by posting: "I certainly hope so Si." Another said, "We’re ready for you to come back as Chief Stew!"
In one of the recent episodes of 'Below Deck Galley Talk', Josiah Carter, who was a part of Season 7, hinted that he was supposed to replace Elizabeth but clearly it didn't happen because the show had to be wrapped up abruptly due to the Covid-19 crisis, CheatSheet reported. Gesturing to himself, Josiah told D'Albert Pusey: "Do you know who Captain Lee called to finish the last two weeks in Antigua? I’ll give you one clue.”
For now, catch 'Below Deck' Season 8 reunion episodes on February 22, Monday, at 9/8c. For more information, check your local listings.