A major plot to this series has seen the stewardess clash with her boss, Francesca Rubi, over her lack of experience and work ethic.
However, things escalated in the latest episode and she became the second member of this year’s cast to get that infamous plane ticket home, when Captain Lee decided to let her go.
While Elizabeth’s exit may not have been the biggest shock in Below Deck history, what is surprising is that she has become the second stewardess to be fired from the show – across all 14 seasons and two spin-offs.
The first being Hannah Ferrier on Below Deck Med – with her departure airing last year.
But who have been some of the most controversial stewardesses in the franchise?
Sam Orme (Below Deck season one)
Sam Orme raised the blood pressure of viewers from the get go, appearing on the first season of the boat-based reality show. She was definitely very new to the yachting industry, having taken on the career path after studying with rockets.
It’s fair to say that she wasn’t quite open to learning how the interior crew worked, much to the annoyance of her boss, Adrienne Gang. She openly defied her orders, mocked her instructions and didn’t seem that fussed about the job – which explains why her first season ended up being her last.
Raquel ‘Rocky’ Dakota (Below Deck season three)
Rocky is definitely the most notorious stewardess in Below Deck history, and that’s not just because of her infamous affair with Eddie Lucas. It’s unclear how exactly she managed to last out the entire charter season, judging by her tangles with chief stew Kate Chastain.
Not only did the pair struggle to get on, she also made the guests sick by putting crumbled oreos in a salad and pouring grenadine in oysters, and stripped off to perform an iconic dive off the side of the yacht when she’d had enough, escaping to another boat before eventually returning. Rocky and that dive earned a special place in our hearts – but we’re not too sure Captain Lee agrees.
Lara Flumiani (Below Deck Mediterranean season five)
Lara and Hannah really had a rocky time of it on Below Deck Med series five, and couldn’t see eye-to-eye before the first charter trip even set sail. Things didn’t get much better between the pair, with Lara not changing her behaviour and refusing to follow orders, leading to a barney in the crew mess.
Things came to a head just an hour before a new group of guests came on board, with Lara walking off the boat, telling the camera: ‘I’m not a quitter, especially before a charter, but sometimes in life, you have to choose between your happiness and a job. So I choose my own happiness.’
Caroline Bedol (Below Deck season six)
Caroline Bedol joined Below Deck in season six alongside Josiah Carter and chief stew Kate, and left the show in the infamous category. Things went south almost seconds after she stepped on board the boat, as she struggled to get to grips with the heavy workload.
Soon after her Below Deck career began, she accidentally injured her foot, with doctors instructing her to stay on bed rest to heal things. As well as not being the greatest worker on board, she also grew paranoid about the growing bond between Kate and Josiah, stating that she felt left out.
The drama erupted, leading her to go to Captain Lee and give her two-day notice – but Caroline changed her mind at the last minute and decided to leave immediately. Things took yet another turn when Kate and Josiah sat in front of her cabin, blasting very loud music in a bid to get her out of the room in uncomfortable scenes – something they later apologised for at a heated reunion.
Captain Lee told Francesca that he had a replacement for Elizabeth in mind – but will any of these stews head back on board?
Below Deck is available to stream on hayu, with new season eight episodes dropping on Tuesdays.
Credit: Original article published here.