Below Deck: What happened to Pete on Below Deck and where is he now? (2024)

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Below Deck Mediterranean has been airing on Bravo and the series welcomed Pete Hunziker as deckhand in season five. He was lead deckhand for the start of the season and was demoted to deckhand for the remaining episodes in the season. Fans are keen to find out what happened to him following his departure from the series.

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What happened to Pete on Below Deck?

Below Deck Med's Pete was introduced to boating life by a retired US Navy Seal whilst he was in high school.

He became known as 'Party Pete' during charters and was a licensed US Coast Guard with plenty of energy.

Life was not always fun and games for Pete, as he spent six weeks in a coma after falling ill as a teenager.

Thankfully he was able to get himself back on track and headed straight back so he could provide for his son.

Pete disappeared after season five of the series and fans are keen to know what happened to him.

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Below Deck: Pete shared a racist image (Image: BRAVO)


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In June 2020 it was announced by Bravo that Pete had been cut from the series following a racist and sexist meme he had previously posted online.

In a joint statement, Bravo and production company 51 Minds said: "Peter Hunziker of Below Deck Mediterranean has been terminated for his racist post.

"Bravo and 51 Minds are editing the show to minimize his appearance for subsequent episodes.”

Pete was set to be a major character in the fifth season, with the whole instalment having already been filmed.

Bravo had to edit the remainder of the season following the reemergence of the social media post.

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Below Deck: Pete has since apologised for the post (Image: BRAVO)

Pete took to Instagram to address the post, at first saying it was "not racism".

However, he later replied to a fan: "I understand my mistakes. I'm sorry for those I upset."

His departure from the series came in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, following the death of George Floyd.

Pete was found to have posted a story on his Instagram page which was brought to Bravo's attention.

The post was a meme showing racist and degrading images - Pete has since deleted his Instagram account.

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Below Deck: Season 5 had to be edited (Image: BRAVO)


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In July 2020, Pete issued a formal apology via Instagram, saying: "A little over 3 months ago someone sent me a meme on social media and I thoughtlessly reposted it.

"I now realize how painful the imagery and symbolism is and, upon deeper consideration, I realize that the implicit bias that exists in the brief text written in the meme is offensive.

"To all those I have hurt and offended please know that I am genuinely sorry. I have always fully supported equal rights and equal opportunities for ALL people.

"Be safe, stay well, and always think before you post, With love, Pete."

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    Pete did not have an easy ride during his stint on Below Deck Mediterranean and he got into plenty of arguments.

    Captain Sandy Yawn called him out on inappropriate comments made to bosun Malia White after he referred to her as "sweetie".

    He is not the only Bravo TV star to have been fired as a result of sharing racist posts.

    The network also fired actors from the reality series Vanderpump Rules, including Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni.

    Below Deck airs on Bravo, Hayu and Peaco*ck.

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    Below Deck: What happened to Pete on Below Deck and where is he now? (2024)


    Below Deck: What happened to Pete on Below Deck and where is he now? ›

    Peter has a new job as well since appearing on Below Deck Med

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    . He currently drives boats for a living and has Body by PeteHunz in his Instagram bio, likely a personal training program. However, Peter also has a Linktree in his bio, which leads to his OnlyFans page, where he also makes a living from.

    Why did they stop filming Pete on Below Deck? ›

    Lead deckhand of season 5's The Wellington superyacht, Pete Hunziker, was fired in June 2020 after posting a racist meme via Instagram. Because the incident happened after filming wrapped, Pete was not fired from his yachting job. Instead, his punishment came from the top.

    Are Rob and Jess Below Deck together? ›

    "We're not together but we'll be co-parenting," she said. "He lives in Fort Lauderdale. He'll be a good dad." Jess gave birth to her daughter, Charli Ella, in October 2022, announcing the birth in a post on her Instagram account.

    Why did Kiko leave Below Deck? ›

    But, that didn't keep him on the show for too long. Kiko was fired in the middle of a charter during Season 5, Episode 10 after cooking up a lackluster Las Vegas-inspired meal that had Captain Sandy Yawn up in arms.

    Where is Hannah from Below Deck now? ›

    Following her time on Below Deck Mediterranean, Hannah welcomed a baby girl named Ava Grace with her then-boyfriend, Josh Roberts. Hannah and Josh went on to tie the knot in March 2022, and the former chief stew has kept busy with her podcast, her yachting training program, and her life as a mom.

    Where is Pete from Below Deck now? ›

    What Is Pete Up To In 2023? Since getting fired from Below Deck Med season 5, Peter has returned to the public eye but still remains lowkey. He has an Instagram account that he's been updating to more since his controversial firing.

    Did Jess from Below Deck have a baby? ›

    Jessica More, who appeared in season 5 of Below Deck Med, welcomed her first child in October 2022.

    Are Daisy and Colin still together? ›

    As of our most recent information, Daisy and Colin are no longer together following the conclusion of “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” Season 4. Although their connection was strong during the show, circ*mstances and personal choices have led them on separate paths.

    Who is now married on Below Deck? ›

    Captain Sandy Yawn's wedding with Leah Shafer featured several Below Deck franchise stars. During an exclusive interview with Us Weekly, Sandy, 59, discussed how she chose who to invite to her big day. “We only had a capacity of 60 people.

    Who is Captain Jason dating from below deck down under? ›

    Captain Jason is currently single.

    Are Hannah Ferrier and Kiko still friends? ›

    We're still friends after the show." Hannah responded to Kiko's comments on Twitter sharing, "It was very mutual. He's a very special human."

    Who was the chef fired on Below Deck? ›

    Chef Anthony Iracane broke his silence after he was fired from Below Deck Season 11. Captain Kerry Titheradge had to let the chef go when it became clear Anthony was spiraling. Below Deck, fans were unhappy with the crew change, especially as many felt Anthony didn't get the help he needed in the galley.

    What is chef Kiko doing now? ›

    What is Chef KiKo doing now? He got engaged in 2022. After his time on the series wrapped up, KiKo signed on to work as a chef on a catamaran sailing around the world for two years. His girlfriend, Nicole Skwara, also got a job on the vessel.

    What is Malia White doing now? ›

    Malia, who also appeared on Seasons 2, 5, and 6 of Below Deck Mediterranean, became an officer of the watch in January 2023, and she hasn't slowed down in her yachting career ever since.

    What happened to Bugsy from Below Deck? ›

    While Bugsy is still working on yachts, and creating beautiful tablescapes all over the world, it make be time to come to terms with the fact that she will not be returning to Below Deck Mediterranean. Regardless of whether she returns to the show, Bugsy's talents will continue to impress her fans.

    Who is Hannah Ferriers' husband? ›

    Hannah Ferrier is enjoying life post-Below Deck with husband Josh Roberts and daughter Ava.

    Did Bugsy and Alex get together? ›

    Who did Alex Radcliffe date on Below Deck? During Season 5, Alex had a flirtationship with Bugsy. After she asked him to finish some toast leftover in the galley during Episode 8, he told her he'd only dig in if she'd “fall in love with me.” Bugsy said no, which meant no bread for Alex.

    Are Bugsy and Hannah friends? ›

    While Bugsy revealed that she does keep in touch with many of her fellow cast members, she has not been in contact with Hannah. “I wish her well on her baby and that's pretty much as far as that's gone. I think we had our last bits of communication, just after the reunion and that was that.

    Did Hannah sleep with the charter guest? ›

    Charter guest Jason Ziegler and Ferrier did some pretty serious flirting during season 2 of Below Deck Mediterranean, which ended in a kiss behind closed doors. It is against rules to hook up with a charter guest.

    Why do they say name twice on Below Deck? ›

    “And so, I say it twice to get your attention because I'm saying it over the radio, and then I'm letting you know who is calling you. It's just the kind of proper radio etiquette. They do it on all of the shows, they do it on a lot of yachts. That's a normal thing.


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