If you love surfing Below Deck Mediterranean episodes, airing on Bravo television network, you might have already been aware of the new development in the show’s plot.
Early August 2020 episode saw Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran leave the show. Hindrigo was replaced by a new chef Tom Checketts. Chef Tom happened to be another season 5 main cast Malia White’s boyfriend.
Here, in the writing below, get to know the extent of interest Tom and Malia have for one another. All along, learn everything you need to about the newcomer in the reality TV show, that chronicles the lives of the crew members, working and residing aboard a 150’+ mega-yacht.
Tom Checketts Bio — Age, Birthday, Zodiac
Tom Checketts who grew up celebrating his birthday every year on the 11th of January, is a Capricon.
Although, the precise year he was born, remained unheard-of.
Based on appearance, in 2020, Tom probably belonged to the 29-33 age demographic.
Tom Checketts Wiki — Family, Early Life, Hometown
Tom Checketts said his mother was not happy about his career choice, even though she herself cooked for the Queen. He said this was because his mother hated her job and did not want her son to earn his living similarly. She told him if he was going to be a chef, he had “to do it properly”, which he did.
Meanwhile, his father, a chef lecturer by profession, was a “raging alcoholic”. Tom stopped seeing his father since he was young.
Talking of his hometown, it must be someplace in the United Kingdom as he held a British nationality.
Height, Weight, Distinct Features
Tom Checketts stands to a height above 5 feet and 10 inches. Also, last reported, he weighed over 79 kg or 174 pounds.
The Below Deck noob looks drop-dead gorgeous. Also, he is fitness-crazed and proud of his well-groomed muscles.
Social Media Reach: IG, Twitter, FB
Tom Checketts had 19.6 thousand followers on no longer public Instagram profile (until 6th Oct 2020). Further, he had a likable presence on Facebook but did not seem to on Twitter.
A brief look over his social media suggests he is incredibly in love with his lady love.
Tom Checketts Net Worth, Chef Career, Resume
Tom had planned a two-day visit to Spain to see his bae Malia White and spend some time before he jets off to see his unwell uncle in the United Kingdom.
But Malia surprised him with a job offer and Sandy Yawn, the long-time captain of Below Deck Mediterranean further asked if he could help the crew because their chef had just quit it. And just like that, Tom, after listening to Sandy gush about his resume, was happy to oblige.
Tom who worked his way up as a sous chef, got formally trained and did Michelin star.
At some point in life, he also worked with the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and as a head chef on an 80-meter boat, and as a sole chef on a 50-meter.
In the meantime, Tom Checketts reportedly made under $1 million net worth.
Tom Checketts & Malia White: Dating, Engaged, Married
Malia White was more than happy to have her boyfriend Tom Checketts on board and closer and much closer to her.
Malia and Tom first met circa October 2018 in Fiji. They worked together for about a month, and since then had been traveling the globe in different directions.
Being together on the show, allowed the long-distance couple to blend work with romance.
When the season began, Tom’s beau had a chat with ex-roommate Hannah Ferrier about being in a long-distance. She had then said:
“It’s like when you get time together, it’s amazing. He’s definitely worth fighting for. I was about to say the one, but hang on.”
Malia’s words were later inferred as her not, yet, be ready to commit to Tom. Meanwhile, it seemed Tom was not previously married or engaged.
Circa late-September 2020, Malia dropped a bombshell stating she and Tom were no longer together. As for the reason, Malia revealed the distance and “the industry” took a toll on their romance.
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Last modified: October 6, 2020