Byron Baes’ Alex Reid takes a 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 radio interview on Thursday.

The social media talent manager, who ruffled plenty of feathers during his stint on the controversial Netflix series, questioned the intelligence of the cast on KIIS 106.5‘s breakfast show.

When asked by host Mitch Churi if the show was scripted, Alex replied: ‘Everyone says this.

Yikes! Byron Baes star Alex Reid (pictured) took a savage swipe at his co-stars during a radio interview on Thursday morning

‘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 a host 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.

‘You don’t have to try and be everything to everyone. If you really love broccolini, make a broccolini account.’ 

Ouch! 'For the show to be scripted it has to be based on the assumption the cast can read, and I don't think that's a fair assumption to make,' Alex said. Pictured: Byron Baes cast members

Ouch! ‘For the show to be scripted it has to be based on the assumption the cast can read, and I don’t think that’s a fair assumption to make,’ Alex said. Pictured: Byron Baes cast members

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 said. ‘Find something really random that excited you that you want to talk about.’

When asked how much his clients earn, he said: ‘Some of our creators are charging up to $15,000 per post.

How to be an influencer: 'There's so many influencers out there, so you can be really niche with what you do,' Alex said. Pictured with his co-star and friend Sarah Tangye (right)

How to be an influencer: ‘There’s so many influencers out there, so you can be really niche with what you do,’ Alex 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

Hit: At one stage, Byron Baes was the fourth most-watched show on Netflix in Australia

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