Below Deck’s EJ Jansen steps Behind The Rope. Checking in from his home in Victoria, Canada, EJ is here to tell it all. Let us start at the beginning. EJ knew our fearless leader Captain Lee for several years before Lee appeared on our TV sets on the hit Bravo show. EJ talks about how he met Captain Lee and how that working relationship and friendship began. He explains how he got involved with Below Deck, yes it was because of Captain Lee and an unexpected source, Jay Z, yes Jay Z, what filming the show was like and just how “real” is Below Deck. EJ discusses his first impressions of Kate Chastain, how those impressions changed over the course of the season, and what the status of their relationship is like today. He discusses the level of actual “work” Kate did in her job as Chief Stew during their season together versus being treated like a reality television personality filming one of Bravo’s top rated TV shows. EJ analyzes why he thinks Below Deck is one of the highest rated Bravo shows of all time and sheds light onto just how hard that show is to film logistically. EJ shares stories of real life charters with Billionaires, Millionaires and famous faces such as Paris Hilton and Dennis Rodman. He also explains the power boat owners have to demand the staff act and look a certain way and just how behind the times the yachting industry may be in terms of, not only the “me too” movement but also diversity and inclusion. Finally, amid Covid, EJ provides a ground breaking way to film the next seasons of Below Deck / Below Deck Med, an idea we deem brilliant that you must listen to to believe!! Tune in now.
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