Hannah Ferrier might have rocked the boat during her stint Below Deck Mediterranean, but we’re hyped to see her helm of The Real Love Boat Australia 2022 as the cruise director and onboard cupid.
The 36-year-old appeared on five seasons of the yacht spin-off before she was fired due to a prescription drug scandal (hold that thought, we’ll explain more in a sec)!
Hannah then took a two-year hiatus from reality TV, returning to Australia and welcoming her first child, Ava Grace with now-husband Josh Roberts,
The couple tied the knot in March 2022, just 16 months after Ava’s birth. Adorably, their bub was even a flower girl at the wedding!
Hannah now returns to Aussie TV screens in the inaugural season of The Love Boat Australia 2022.
“I just knew that when I did something after Below Deck, I wanted it to make sense to me, to my life and to the audience. When The Real Love Boat came along I was like ‘um, hi?’ It all just clicked into place and made sense,” Hannah told 10Play.
Why Was Hannah Ferrier Fired From Below Deck Med?
It’s been two years since Below Deck Med’s Captain Sandy Yawn unceremoniously sacked Hannah from her chief stewardess role.
ICYMI – Hannah was caught with undeclared prescription medication (Valium) and a legal CBD pen while sailing on international waters, leading to her dismissal.
“It was definitely a technicality because I hadn’t declared my medication,” Hannah told E! News at the time, explaining the situation was poorly handled by her colleagues, who initially told her to “flush” her drugs”.
“I was like, ‘Why would I flush my medication down the toilet?’ You shouldn’t put that stigma where prescription medications for mental illness and recreational drugs are treated in the same way,” she said.
While Captain Sandy pulled the pin on her long-time career, former co-star Malia White first alerted higher-ups about the medication.
Hannah and Malia often clashed on-screen, but the Australian star believes most viewers understood her perspective.
“I think for every nine positive comments I’d get one negative, or not even. It was very much in my favour. And I think was good because it’s an important conversation to have,” Hannah told the publication.
What Is Hannah Ferrier Doing on The Real Love Boat Australia 2022?
Hannah would have felt right at home sailing on Princess Cruises across the Mediterranean while filming The Real Love Boat.
In addition to her official title as “cruise director”, Hannah is responsible for ensuring that none of The Real Love Boat contestants ends up feeling like a fish out of water.
Hannah and Daniel act as IRL cupids for the 21 contestants by setting up destination dates for the couples.
“A lot of these singles kind of go: ‘I want a guy who’s six-foot-two, tall dark and handsome, needs to have this and that’. It’s like ‘yeah, but that’s not working for you’, you know?” Hannah explained.
“That’s where [Daniel] and I come in. Just, like, okay. We want you to have a look at this guy and maybe open your mind a little bit to whether this could be a good fit for you!”
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