Below Deck fans are delighted the show has returned to screens on Bravo in the US and hayu in the UK. The series has a number of new arrivals in season eight, including a new Chief Stew. Express.co.uk exclusively spoke to Francesca Rubi about her new role and what fans should know about her.
Who is new Chief Stew Francesca Rubi?
The eighth season of Below Deck has set sail, much to the delight of fans of the reality show.
The nautical series features the return of Captain Lee as the crew head to the Caribbean.
Embarking on a new charter season, there are also a lot of new faces joining the show.
Taking over from the show’s long-time Head Stewardess Kate Chastain is Francesca.
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“There’s always a little bit of an initial settling in period but I think I took it quite well and threw myself into the deep end.”
Fans who have seen her in the show already will also know Francesca has a stern leadership style.
She admitted: “I’ve got very high standards. I don’t really want anything less than that.
“And I think that I’m a bit of a perfectionist. If things aren’t done the way that my standard is, then it’s a little bit frustrating.”
However, this likely comes from her experience of working on yachts in Australia for 15 years so far.
Fans of the star can find out more about her via her Instagram @francescarubi where she shares updates about her life.
Below Deck is now airing weekly on Tuesdays on hayu in the UK.
In order to watch it, fans can sign up for a £4.99 monthly subscription with a free trial.
This can also be purchased through Amazon for £3.99 a month if you have a Prime Video subscription.
All seasons of Below Deck are available on hayu, with brand new Season 8 available to stream and download now.