Calling all Bravo fans! If you're late to the party, we're happy to share that Below Deck Season 10 is officially in full swing!
Over the years, Below Deck has featured Captain Lee Rosbach and his crew sharing insight into how to run a mega-yacht. However, this time around shows the team cruising through tropical waters — in particular, the “luscious island of St. Lucia,” per Bravo’s blog.
Additionally, Season 10 is said to teach the crew that “a bigger boat comes with bigger problems.” The crew is reportedly cruising the Caribbean seas on the mega-yacht St. David, a luxurious 197-foot construction.
That said, longtime fans know that Captain Lee Rosbach has been a mainstay on the series since its inception and are rooting for his comeback.
So, will Captain Lee Rosbach return to 'Below Deck'?
Great news Below Deck fans! It appears that Captain Lee will be returning to the show before the Season 10 finale.
On the December 12, 2022, episode, Captain Lee revealed to his crew that he would be leaving, saying on the show, "As you guys know, I've been struggling with my mobility, and it's been hard. And I've let you guys down, and for that, I apologize. So I've made a decision to leave the boat."
However, according to People magazine, Captain Lee will make a ___ return in Season 10.
"I made a promise to the crew before I left that I would be back before they were done, before the season was over, and I would walk on board by myself unassisted," Captain Lee shared. "I'm happy to say that I was able to fulfill the promise."
He continued, "That was a very proud moment for me. I wanted to be able to finish what I started."
This happy news comes after Captain Lee shared that he’s been encountering nerve issues and the pain was getting progressively worse. Luckily, he was able to return after undergoing extensive physical therapy.
He also credits his wife, Mary Anne, for his recovery.
"There were times when I would get discouraged," he said of his recovery. "I'm like everybody else, I guess. We're so used to instant gratification... Other people would see a difference in my progress but it wouldn't seem like anything to me because I wanted to see leaps and bounds instead of baby steps. But we got there."
Unfortunately, this is not the first time Captain Lee has encountered health issues.
Avid Below Deck viewers may recall Captain Lee missing out on part of the charter season during Season 9.
“I have a condition," Captain Lee told first officer Eddie Lucas in October 2019,” per People. “The whole boat is your ballgame now."
Captain Lee was then temporarily replaced by Captain Sean Meagher.
While it was clear then that the crew missed Captain Lee — who they playfully called “Boat Daddy” — the sentiments are the same present day.
Catch new episodes of Below Deck airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.