This decision led to some major conflict with the yachties as they felt Wes’ choice was influenced as he was romantically linked to Malia.
Fellow crew member and Deckhand Max Hagley later shared his opinion on the Daily Dish: “Wes’ decisions were massively influenced by the whole Malia and Wes situation, them two hooking up.
“Yeah, he’s sort of going with his heart. It’s a tough situation to be in, because obviously he’s besotted by this girl.”
He added: “At the same time, he needs to step back and go, ‘This is not professional, if we’re gonna have a relationship, we should have a relationship off the boat and pursue things after this season.