Friends, we have a reality television shocker.
After an explosive fight with fellow stew Kyle Viljoen on the latest episode of Below Deck Mediterranean, Natalya Scudder announced on Monday night that she is leaving Season 8 early.
He shed light on his reasons in a confessional that aired at the end of the Bravo series on November 20.
“I feel like Kyle is extremely fake and it’s disappointing because I thought we were really good friends,” Scudder explained after the pair’s dramatic showdown in which Kyle called her several expletives.
“I don’t want to be on a team where I don’t feel valued and appreciated and feel like I’m worthless.”
However, Scudder has problems that go beyond this one feud.
Earlier last month, she threw some very subtle remarks at chief stew Tumi Mhlongo.
“My biggest pet peeve is when someone lets a certain person influence their opinion of someone before they’ve even met them,” Scudder wrote on social media, later taking another apparent shot at Toumi. : :
“My other pet peeve would be the ungrateful people who can’t even say thank you for working on the fort for 4 days while the crew was down, setting up a boat, while going without sleep.”
Scudder did not elaborate on his relationship with Tumi (or her failed romance with bosun Luca Brunton), but he Did Make it very clear that many factors influenced his decision to walk away.
“I don’t like to give up, but this has been a very bad season for me,” Natalya said on Monday.
“I was already confused about our relationship, then I have to deal with the Tummy-natter, deal with the confusion of feelings for Luca, then I have to deal with mean Kyle. I’m ready to throw in the towel at this point.”
To be clear, Kyle apologized over the above episode.
“I will never get over anything that happened to Kyle,” Scudder said in her confessional.
“I would accept his apology and say thanks for coming, but even that was fake. I think his true colors have really come out and I don’t want anything to do with him.”
On air, Scudder called Captain Sandy Yawn to the bridge to offer his resignation last night.
“Apart from the personal things going on in the house, there is also something going on in the interiors,” he said.
“Kyle and Max [Salvador] There was a little fight going on in front of everyone. Max was trying to say, ‘I support your community, Kyle,’ but I think Kyle was drunk. I tried to tell Kyle to calm down.
“He turned to me and was like I was a bitch and no one should take advice from me, I was in the worst relationship of anyone on the board.
“I thought he was one of my best friends.”
Sandy responded by saying it was a form of bullying and hugged Scudder.
“I feel the need to disembark now,” Natalya told the captain. “I don’t feel good in my environment. “I feel safe, but I don’t feel well.”