Byron Baes’ Alex Reid takes BRUTAL swipe at his ‘influencer’ co-stars as he’s grilled on rumours the reality show is scripted
Byron Baes star Alex Reid took a savage swipe at his co-stars during a candid radio interview this week.
The talent manager, who undoubtedly ruffled a few feathers during his stint on the controversial Netflix series, appeared to question the intelligence levels of the cast during Thursday morning’s KIIS 106.5 FM breakfast show.
When asked by host Mitch Churi if the show was scripted, Alex replied: ‘Everyone says this.
Yikes! Byron Baes star Alex Reid took a savage swipe at his co-stars during a candid radio interview on Thursday
‘But for the show to be scripted it has to be based on the assumption that the cast can read, and I don’t think that’s a fair assumption to make.’
After a chuckle from Mitch, Alex – who manages an abundance of social media stars – went on to give advice to anyone wanting to become an ‘influencer’ themselves.
He said: ‘You have to build an audience. There’s so many influencers out there, so you can be really niche with what you do.
‘But for the show to be scripted it has to be based on the assumption that the cast can read, and I don’t think that’s a fair assumption to make,’ Alex said. Pictured: Some of the cast on Byron Baes
‘You don’t have to try and be everything to everyone. If you really love broccolini, make a broccolini account.’
He added that while it’s great to create a profile about an original passion that no one has explored before, the influencer should always be ‘authentic’.
‘Be yourself,’ he added. ‘Find something really random that excited you that you want to talk about.’
When asked how much some of his clients can earn, he said: ‘Some of our creators are charging up to $15,000 a post.
How to be an influencer: ‘You have to build an audience. There’s so many influencers out there, so you can be really niche with what you do,’ he said. Pictured with his co-star and friend Sarah Tangye (right)
‘If it’s a strong audience and the brand and it makes sense to work with you, you can make serious money.’
Reid said last month he went on Byron Baes, which follows the lives of 14 influencers in Byron Bay, to shine a spotlight on social media professionals, and not simply to ‘build up an audience and sell products’ himself.
The Gold Coast native, who moved to Byron during the Covid-19 pandemic, told the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast: ‘I run a business and I’ve got other distractions… For me I didn’t go on this show to become an influencer.’
At one stage, Byron Baes was the fourth most-watched show on Netflix in Australia.
Hit: At one stage, Byron Baes was the fourth most-watched show on Netflix in Australia