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Below Deck’s Izzy Wouters steps back Behind The Rope (if you haven’t heard our Part I, feel free to check it out, airdate January 5th, 2021). Current Season Eight Deckhand, Izzy Wouters. Picking up right where we left off, Izzy breaks down many of situations we have seen play out all season on Below Deck and gives us her opinion on whether they were handled correctly or not. Of course, she also gives us her opinion on her other fellow cast mates Elizabeth Frankini, Rachel Hargrove, James Hough, Ashling Lorger, Sunshine Shane (shout out to Sustainability) and last, but certainly not least, Captain Lee. In recent news, if you have not heard, Izzy recently “came out”! After welcoming her to The Family, we chat about what that process was like, answer the question why now, discuss whether the fact that Below Deck is now airing affected her decision regarding timing, chat about whether she confided in anyone from the Below Deck cast during or after filming, the public’s reaction both in the media and in her DMs and who from the BravoVerse she has heard from since the big announcement. Sorry, we are excited. Moving on, Izzy opens up about how she feels the season went, the best and worst parts of working aboard Valor and filming the Below Deck TV show, who she regularly keeps in touch with from past and current cast and what is the first thing she plans to do once the world opens back up. Tune in now as our Part II chat with Izzy Wouters continues and concludes.




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