‘Below Deck Mediterranean’: Pete Hunziker and Alex Radcliffe Had Intense ‘Blowouts’ Edited out Last Season

Alex Radcliffe revealed he had intense “blowouts” with Pete Hunziker during Below Deck Mediterranean Season 5 and the season could have taken a completely different direction if Hunziker hadn’t been fired and edited out of the show. Instead of following his romance with Christine “Bugsy” Drake, Radcliffe believes his storyline would have focused on his tension with Hunziker, which apparently became pretty explosive at one point.

Alex Radcliffe could have had a different ‘Below Deck Med’ storyline

Hunziker was fired after he shared a racist and sexist meme on Instagram. He was edited out of the show. “Honestly, if he wasn’t edited out, I really don’t know if I would have come across the same as I did,” Radcliffe said on the Below Deck Sailing Yacht Pita Party. “He was my roommate. The way I describe Pete is we all have this friend who has the biggest heart. Is super nice. But every time they talk, you bring them out, you’re like, ‘Please don’t talk.’ But he’ll do anything for you.”

Pete Hunziker, Alex Radcliffe on a Below Deck Mediterranean tender during season 5
Pete Hunziker, Alex Radcliffe on a Below Deck Mediterranean tender during season 5 | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

“He doesn’t think before he speaks,” Radcliffe continued. “He’s not the brightest person. Pete, after he said something, you don’t see everything that happened. But with me and Pete, he was my roommate. We were cool, we were very tight. We were always joking around and had a good vibe.”

Pete Hunziker and Alex Radcliffe had a few blowouts on ‘Below Deck Mediterranean’

“But when he lost lead deckhand, obviously I was friends with everyone on the boat,” Radcliffe recalled. “Everyone was kind of s——- on Pete because Pete would always f— up. All these things were happening. But I was always getting praised. I was always doing the right thing.”

He admits the vibe on the boat caused tension with Hunziker. “I could tell there was a little tension between Pete towards me,” Radcliffe said. “Because [bosun] Malia [White] liked me a lot and everyone liked me. I didn’t have drama. But I don’t know if they would have tried to show Alex and Pete drama. Me and Pete had a few like blowouts. Like we were f—— in each other’s face.”

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“So I’m wondering if it would have been like Alex versus Pete,” he pondered. “Because I became lead deckhand and …” Adding, “The description of the show could have been a little different. Maybe it wouldn’t show as much of me and Bugsy. Because my whole storyline was just me and Bugsy. I didn’t talk a lot or have a lot of confessionals. It was just like me drunk, flirting with Bugsy.”


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“Before everything was aired, most of my questions were about Pete or Bugsy,” Radcliffe said. “And then after everything happened then all my questions were just based on Bugsy. So I wonder what would have been shown.”