Below Deck Down Under: Benny and Jamie ‘no longer speaking’
Below Deck Down Under, fan favorite Benny Crawley has been bumping heads with Bosun Jamie Sayed on the hit show this season.
And in a conversation with Daily Mail Australia this week, the sailor confirmed they have stopped talking to each other since seeing Jamie speak badly of him on the show and in press interviews.
The 34-year-old also stressed how dangerous it was to enter a chain case on the boat, and that he did not appreciate Jamie’s lighthearted attitude to his safety concerns.
EXCLUSIVE: Below Deck Down Under star Benny Crawley (pictured) opens up about his feud with co-star Jamie Sayed
‘It was actually quite intense. I often had to be on my guard,” Benny said of working under Jamie.
“It culminates in the fishing and the chain guard. That was so dangerous, I don’t care what anyone says. That’s not safe,” he continued.
‘I had just come out of fear of death with my parents, I’m in a thing three by two meters, chains are full there. S**t is dangerous.
“No instruction, I don’t know who these people are, who controls it.”
Danger: The 34-year-old stressed how dangerous it was to enter a chain case on the boat and that he didn’t appreciate Jamie’s lighthearted attitude to his safety concerns
Since his troubles with Jamie came to a head, Benny has since sided with Aesha Scott and Brittini Burton in their own feud with Jamie, which exploded when he became angry that the girls were jokingly staying on board a ‘b** *h’ call .
“I took the opportunity to back them up because we always say ‘yass b***h!’ said. every second,” he explained.
“And Jamie, for whatever reason, has started attacking Brittini. And it’s like, “No, Brittini didn’t say it in a negative way.”‘
Benny admitted that the pair are no longer in conversation, despite developing a friendship shortly after they finished filming with Under Deck.
It’s over: Benny also feuds with the show’s controversial chef, Ryan McKeown (pictured)
“It was lovely to hang out after the show, but when I got back I saw that he was still running articles about me not being proficient, or driving the tender because I couldn’t be on the boat – I was the only one with a license and the experience!’
In addition to Jamie, Benny has also stopped talking to Chef Ryan McKeown, who was fired by Captain Jason Chambers in a recent episode.
“I just don’t like the way he behaves after that,” Benny explained, referring to Ryan’s behavior in the media and online since the show aired.
“I have nothing against him, he is nice to me, but I don’t want to get involved in such hatred,” he added.
‘I don’t want to get involved in such hatred’: Benny explained that Ryan’s interviews after the show left a bad taste in his mouth
It comes after Jamie accused sailor Brittini and chief stewardess Aesha of “bullying” him by repeatedly calling him a “b***h” on the series, despite his many requests to stop them.
Jamie took to Instagram last week to post a seven-minute video about the incident, which has become a major storyline on the hunting show.
“Two of these people decided to bully me,” he said, referring to Brittini and Aesha.
“These people have now taught me that I cannot trust them as much as I had hoped,” he continued.
Broken: Jamie (pictured) accused sailor Brittini and chief stewardess Aesha of ‘bullying’ him by repeatedly calling him a ‘b***h’
Brittini and Aesha used it in a bully way against me and I won’t accept that, especially after I told them I set a limit and said, “Please don’t use that against me.”
“It doesn’t matter what it is, I’ve set a limit. And I thought they would respect that. It made me feel uncomfortable and it hurt me to know it came from Brittini and Aesha, two people I had confided in.’
The conflict played out in the last few episodes of Below Deck Down Under and started when Brittini jokingly called Jamie a “b***h” on a wild night out.
“Don’t call me b***h anymore,” he snapped at her sternly.
First time: Jamie (left) was furious after Brittini (right) jokingly called him a ‘b***h’ while drinking together in a bar
After Brittini told Aesha about the incident, Aesha later called Jamie the B-word while eating alone in the crew’s mess.
“Hey, damn it!” she cried, prompting an unimpressed Jamie to look up and say, “I don’t like that.”
“You’re a little sensitive to that,” Aesha replied, condescendingly.
Aesha and Brittini later laughed about it in a taxi as they headed to a bar to meet the rest of the crew, when Aesha turned to flight attendant Magda Ziomek and told her to call Jamie a “b***h” when they arrived .
“Yeah, damn it, Jamie!” Magda yelled in Jamie’s direction as Brittini laughed, enraging him.
“Hey, damn it!” After Brittini told Aesha about the incident, Aesha later called Jamie a ‘b***h’ while eating alone in the crew’s mess
Rude: “You’re a bit sensitive to that,” Aesha said to Jamie in a condescending tone
“Okay, Magda. Call me that again and I’ll never talk to you again,” he said.
“He’s so stupid,” Brittini said, before an enraged Jamie confronted her.
“You know exactly what I’m talking about, Brittini!” he said. ‘Don’t mess around. I told her, and now I’ve told her, that’s three girls, not to call me that.’
In a confessional conversation with producers, Aesha admitted that it was “childish” of her to “eat Magda” to call Jamie a “b***h,” even though he’d asked her not to.
Incendiary: Aesha and Brittini later laughed in a taxi while heading to a bar to meet the rest of the crew, when Aesha turned to flight attendant Magda Ziomek and told her to call Jamie a “b***h” when they arrived
Hilarious? Brittini and Aesha laughed hysterically after Jamie told Captain Jason Chambers to stop calling him the slur
The next day, Jamie reported the berating to Captain Jason Chambers, who then had a word with Brittini and asked her to stop.
Brittini complained to producers about Jamie telling her to the captain, saying ‘Like, who’s going to be ab***h now? That was quite a move.’
Brittini and Aesha then laughed together, while Aesha said: ‘He’s so ab***h!’
Angry: “These people have now taught me that I can’t trust them as much as I’d hoped,” Jamie said in a video on Instagram
Despite Jamie making his feelings about the incident clear on Instagram, Sailor Benny has since come out with a video of her own defending Brittini and Aesha.
He also criticized Jamie’s leadership as a boatswain, saying he was placed in unsafe situations and that his work ethic was unfairly criticized by Jamie throughout the show.
“I love Brittini and I love Aesha. They don’t have bad bones in their bodies,’ Benny said.
No regrets: In a confessional conversation with producers, Aesha admitted that it was ‘childish’ of her to ‘eggs’ Magda to call Jamie a ‘b***h’, even though he had asked her not to
‘We have often thrown that word around on deck, in the interior it was always said endearingly. It’s a well-known quote or saying and it was used quite often.’
“I just wanted to clear that up and make sure the girls there had some support,” he added.
Responding to the post, Aesha wrote, ‘Ohhhh Benny, I love you, thank you so much. And you are a great person, that locker IS dangerous, never lose your shine.’
Below Deck Down Under is available to stream on hayu in Australia
Tension: All the drama on Below Deck Down Under is available to stream on Australia’s Hayu