Below Deck Down Under fan favorite Benny Crawley has butted heads with Bosun Jamie Sayed on the hit series this season.
And speaking to Daily Mail Australia this week, the deckhand confirmed that they’re no longer on speaking terms ever since he saw Jamie talking badly about him on the show and in press interviews.
The 34-year-old also stressed how dangerous it was to have to enter a chain locker on the boat, and that he did not appreciate Jamie’s flippant attitude towards his safety concerns.
EXCLUSIVE: Below Deck Down Under star Benny Crawley (pictured) has opened up about his feud with co-star Jamie Sayed
‘It was actually really intense, a lot of the time I was having to watch my back,’ Benny said of working under Jamie.
‘It culminates with the fishing and the chain locker. That was so dangerous, I don’t give af ** k what anybody says. That is not safe, ‘he continued.
‘I had just come out of fear of death with my parents, I’m in a three by two meter thing, chains filling up in there. S ** t’s dangerous.
‘No instruction, I don’t know who these people are, who’s controlling it.’
Danger: The 34-year-old stressed how dangerous it was to have to enter a chain locker on the boat, and that he didn’t appreciate Jamie’s flippant attitude towards his safety concerns
Since his issues with Jamie came to a head, Benny has since taken Aesha Scott and Brittini Burton’s side in their own feud with Jamie, which exploded when Jamie became upset that the girls kept jokingly calling him a ‘b *** h’ on board. .
‘I took the opportunity to back them up because we were always saying “yass b *** h!” every second, ‘he explained.
‘And Jamie, for whatever reason, has gone and attacked Brittini. And it’s like, “No, Brittini wasn’t saying it in a negative way.” ‘
Benny admitted that the pair are no longer on speaking terms, despite sparking up a friendship shortly after they finished filming Below Deck together.
It’s over: Benny has also fallen out with the show’s controversial chef, Ryan McKeown (pictured)
‘It was lovely to hang out after the show, but then I got back and I saw him still putting out articles about me not being competent, or me 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 speaking to Chef Ryan McKeown, who was fired by Captain Jason Chambers in a recent episode.
‘I just don’t appreciate the way he’s behaving afterwards,’ Benny explained, referring to Ryan’s behavior in the media and online since the show aired.
‘I have nothing against him, he’s lovely to me, but I don’t want to be involved in hate like that,’ he added.
‘I don’t want to be involved in hate like that’: Benny explained that Ryan’s post-show interviews had left a bad taste in his mouth
It comes after Jamie accused deckhand Brittini and chief stewardess Aesha of ‘bullying’ him by repeatedly calling him a ‘b *** h’ on the series, despite his many requests that they stop.
Jamie took to Instagram last week to post a seven-minute video about the incident, which has become a major storyline on the yachting show.
‘Two of these people decided to bully me,’ he said, referring to Brittini and Aesha.
‘These people have now since taught me that I can not trust them as much as I was hoping,’ he continued.
Broken: Jamie (pictured) accused deckhand Brittini and chief stewardess Aesha of ‘bullying’ him by repeatedly calling him a ‘b *** h’
‘Brittini and Aesha used it on me in a bullying way and I don’t accept that, especially after I’ve told them, I’ve set a boundary and said, “Please don’t use that on me.”
‘It doesn’t matter what it is, I’ve set a boundary. And I thought they were going to respect that. It made me feel uncomfortable and it hurt me to know that it was coming from Brittini and Aesha, two people I had confided in. ‘
The conflict has played out over the last few episodes of Below Deck Down Under, and started when Brittini jokingly called Jamie a ‘b *** h’ during a wild night out.
‘Don’t call me b *** h again,’ he snapped at her sternly.
First time: Jamie (left) was furious after Brittini (right) jokingly called him a ‘b *** h’ while they were out drinking together at a bar
After Brittini told Aesha about the incident, Aesha later called Jamie the B-word while he was eating alone in the crew mess.
‘Yo, b *** h!’ she called out, prompting an unimpressed Jamie to look up and say: ‘I don’t like that.’
‘You’re a bit sensitive towards that,’ Aesha responded in a condescending tone.
Aesha and Brittini later laughed about it in a taxi while heading to a bar to meet the rest of the crew, when Aesha turned to stewardess Magda Ziomek and told her to call Jamie a ‘b *** h’ when they arrived.
‘Yes, b *** h, Jamie!’ Magda screamed in Jamie’s direction as Brittini laughed, which infuriated him.
‘Yo, b *** h!’ After Brittini told Aesha about the incident, Aesha later called Jamie a ‘b *** h’ while he was eating alone in the crew mess
Rude: ‘You’re a bit sensitive towards that,’ Aesha told 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,’ said Brittini, before a furious Jamie confronted her.
‘You know exactly what I’m talking about, Brittini!’ he said. ‘Don’t f ** k around. I’ve told her, and now I’ve told her, that’s three chicks, not to call me that. ‘
Speaking to producers in a confessional, Aesha admitted it was ‘childish’ of her to ‘egg Magda on’ to call Jamie a ‘b *** h’, even though he’d asked her not to.
Instigating: Aesha and Brittini later laughed about it in a taxi while heading to a bar to meet the rest of the crew, when Aesha turned to stewardess 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 ask them to stop calling him the slur
The next day, Jamie reported the name-calling to Captain Jason Chambers, who then had a word to Brittini and asked her to stop.
Complaining to producers about Jamie telling on her to the captain, Brittini said: ‘Like, now who’s being ab *** h? That was ab **** yb **** h move. ‘
Brittini and Aesha then laughed about it together, with Aesha saying: ‘He’s such ab *** h!’
Upset: ‘These people have now since taught me that I can not trust them as much as I was hoping,’ Jamie said in a video on Instagram
Despite Jamie making his feelings about the incident clear on Instagram, deckhand Benny has since come out with a video of his own to defend Brittini and Aesha.
He also criticized Jamie’s leadership as a bosun, and said he was put in unsafe situations and had his work ethic unfairly criticized by Jamie throughout the show.
‘I love Brittini and I love Aesha. They haven’t got a bad bone in their body, ‘Benny said.
No remorse: Speaking to producers in a confessional, Aesha admitted it was ‘childish’ of her to ‘egg Magda on’ to call Jamie a ‘b *** h’, even though he’d asked her not to
‘We did throw that word around on deck quite often, in the interior, it was always said endearingly. It’s a famous quote or saying and it was used fairly often. ‘
‘I just wanted to clear that up and make sure the girls had some support there,’ he added.
Aesha commented on the post, writing: ‘Ohhhh Benny I love youuuu thank you so so much. And you are an amazing human being, that locker IS dangerous, never loose 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 hayu in Australia
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