Sam Orme may have had a short stint on “Below Deck,” but she made sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers! As the third stew in Season 1, she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, which led to some tense moments with the chief stew Adrienne Gang. Orme’s disregard for authority and love for breaking the rules was on full display.
She and Second Engineer C.J. LeBeau, who had a mid-season romance, were caught with beer during a charter. Despite the misstep, Orme managed to keep her job until the end of the season, but ultimately realized the yacht life wasn’t for her. Although she left the show, her bold personality is still remembered today.
Ashling Lorger's journey on "Below Deck" was quite the adventure! After leaving her career as a hairdresser and business owner behind, she found herself working as a third stew on a yacht, allowing her to fulfill her desire for travel. While on board, Lorger had to navigate some drama caused by a fellow crew member, Elizabeth Frankini.
Her work ethic was found lacking by chief stew Francesca Rubi. Lorger remained dedicated to following the rules and ensuring guest safety, and by keeping her head down, she was able to move up to second stew when Frankini was fired. We don't know what her plans are, but Lorger seems like a perfect candidate for future seasons of "Below Deck."
Sam Orme — Now
While she wasn't necessarily thriving as a yachtie, it seems Sam Orme has come a long way since her time on "Below Deck" season 1. Not only did she return to a job as Vice President at a solar energy company, but she also holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, which is endlessly impressive.
She is now the Enterprise Program Manager at Fidelity National Information Services — a ways away from the life she left at sea. On a personal level, Sam is happily married with a family, and absolutely adores her furry companion, Ed. It's always heartwarming to see former reality stars doing well in their personal and professional lives, even long after their time in the spotlight.
James Hough — Now
James Hough may have wrapped up his time on “Below Deck,” but he's been keeping himself busy and living life to the fullest! With his sculpted physique and good looks, it's no surprise that James has been hitting the gym and sharing his workout journey with his fans. But he's not just about pumping iron and breaking a sweat.
He's also been spending quality time with his beloved mother and enjoying all the fun London has to offer. Although he's kept his followers in suspense about his next yachting adventure, there's no doubt that James will continue to dazzle and charm us with his upbeat personality and positive outlook on life.
James Hough brought his charming Northern England accent to the "Below Deck" crew in season 8 as a deckhand on the My Seanna. Despite his reputation as a flirt, James was determined to keep his job afloat and not let his desires get in the way. It took him a little while to connect with the rest of the crew.
But once he got comfortable, he set his sights on second stewardess Elizabeth Frankini. Their flirtations caused quite a stir on the boat, including a run-in with chief stewardess Francesa Rubi. In a major twist, their dalliance eventually cost Elizabeth her job. But through it all, James did his best to remain upbeat and keep things sailing smoothly.