Kate Chastain had a spinoff with Brandi Glanville in the works


Bravolebrities Kate Chastain and Brandi Glanville had a spin-off in the works before the former “Below Deck” star became pregnant. 

“I would be lying if I said some [NBCUniversal] executives didn’t already throw that out across the table,” Chastain, 40, says on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast while promoting Peacock’s new competition reality series, “The Traitors.” 

“It was a thing but then I had to go get pregnant,” adds the expectant single mom, who announced her pregnancy in December 2022. 

Chastain and the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum instantly bonded while filming Season 1 of “The Traitors” at a remote castle in Scotland.

“That was my greatest gift from doing the show truly,” Chastain gushes when asked about her friendship with Glanville, 50.

Kate Chastain had a spinoff with Brandi Glanville in the works
Kate Chastain appears on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.

Kate Chastain
Kate Chastain appears on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.


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Kate Chastain
Kate Chastain appears on Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.


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“She texts me pretty much every day. If I read off the texts that I get from Brandi, they would go viral. She is the funniest human I’ve ever met,” she continues. “She’s also so intelligent and so kind.”

The retired yachtie — who exited “Below Deck” in 2020 after six consecutive seasons — went on to say that, as a “Bravo fan” herself, she wasn’t always Team Brandi when the “Real Housewife” held a diamond. Glanville maintained a full-time spot on the series from 2012 until 2015.

Kate Chastain, Kyle Cooke, Brandi Glanville, Reza Farahan at the Peacock Lounge
Chastain and Brandi Glanville, pictured here with fellow Bravolebrities Kyle Cooke and Reza Farahan, instantly bonded while filming Peacock’s “The Traitors.”
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“I’ve watched her over the years and I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t get the glory that was Brandi Glanville,” Chastain says.

“But I feel like … this is her moment. She’s becoming the queen of Peacock and I love to see it.”

Kate Chastain showing off her baby bump
The “Below Deck” alum says she and Glanville had a spinoff in the works before getting pregnant.
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In addition to starring on “The Traitors,” Glanville had a successful stint on the streaming service’s “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: Ex-Wives Club,” which finished airing last year. She will also appear on “RHUGT” Season 4, currently filming in Marrakech, Morocco, with such franchise OGs as Alex McCord and Caroline Manzo. 

“I want to know why the hashtag #JusticeForBrandi hasn’t been more popular,” Chastain says, acknowledging the “villain” label placed on Glanville during the early days of “RHOBH.”

Brandi Glanville
“She is the funniest human I’ve ever met,” Chastain says of Glanville. “She’s also so intelligent and so kind.”

Brandi Glanville
“She is the funniest human I’ve ever met,” Chastain says of Glanville. “She’s also so intelligent and so kind.”


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“Brandi Glanville deserves a win. She has dealt with so much on every show,” Chastain says. “She deserves her due flowers, totally.”

The South Florida resident suggests that she and Glanville were gearing up for a show similar to Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan’s “Luann and Sonja: Welcome to Crappie Lake.”

Kyle Richards, Brandi Glanville, Kim Richards
“I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t get the glory that was Brandi Glanville,” admits Chastain, who didn’t know the former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star before “The Traitors.”
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Seemingly inspired by “The Simple Life” — Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie’s unscripted hit of the aughts —  de Lesseps and Morgan’s fish-out-of-water series will see the Manhattan socialites hilariously navigate small-town America.

“I don’t know if we have to go get a baby seat for the RV or maybe just pause it for a little bit,” Chastain says with a laugh, thinking of a potential iteration starring herself and Glanville. 

Kate Chastain
Chastain exited “Below Deck” in 2020 after six consecutive seasons.
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“But I would be shocked if at some stage down the road, there wasn’t some kind of Brandi and Kate reunion with a camera involved.”

If a Glanville project doesn’t come to fruition, Chastain is pitching herself for a future season of “RHUGT.” 

Brandi Glanville
“I would be shocked if at some stage down the road there wasn’t some kind of Brandi and Kate reunion with a camera involved,” Chastain says.
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“Frankly, I would like to say, ‘What do I have to do to qualify for “Girls Trip”?’ I’m a girl, I like vacations,” she asserts. “Let’s go.”

You can listen to Chastain’s entire “Virtual Reali-Tea” interview here. 

“The Traitors” is available to stream on Peacock. 

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