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Kyle Sandilands’ former assistant Alex Reid arrives on set of Netflix’s new series Byron Baes


He was recently confirmed as a cast member on Netflix‘s new docu-series Byron Baes, and now Alex Reid has been spotted on set for the first time.

In photos obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Alex – who famously used to be radio host Kyle Sandilands’ assistant – was seen walking to a filming location in Byron Bay.

The photos, which were taken earlier this month, showed the talent manager strolling down a quiet street with a female companion.

Taking care of showbusiness: He was recently confirmed as a cast member in Netflix’s new reality series, Byron Baes, and now Alex Reid has been spotted on set

He was later spotted carrying a variety of clothes for potential costume changes, along with a computer monitor.

Alex had his hands full as he made his way down the street with heavy-looking bags on each of his shoulders.

Meanwhile, his female friend was also loaded up with clothes and a recycled paper shopping bag on one arm.

Ready for action: In photos obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Alex - who famously used to be radio host Kyle Sandilands' assistant - was seen walking to a filming location in Byron Bay

Ready for action: In photos obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Alex – who famously used to be radio host Kyle Sandilands’ assistant – was seen walking to a filming location in Byron Bay

Find a friend: The photos, which were taken earlier this month, showed the talent manager strolling down a quiet street with a female companion

Find a friend: The photos, which were taken earlier this month, showed the talent manager strolling down a quiet street with a female companion

The two chatted as they walked alongside each other, with Alex stepping out in a plain black T-shirt and matching Adidas trackpants.

He also wore a pair of black open-toe slides, which he paired with tube socks, and accessorised with a series of chains around his neck.

Netflix was recently forced to apologise to the show’s stars after painting them as ‘influencers’ and ‘hot Instagrammers’. 

Back to black: The two chatted as they walked alongside each other, with Alex stepping out in a plain black T-shirt and matching Adidas trackpants

Shoe in: He also wore a pair of black open-toe slides, which he paired with tube socks, and accessorised with a series of chains around his neck

Back to black: The two chatted as they walked alongside each other, with Alex stepping out in a plain black T-shirt and matching Adidas trackpants

Former boss: Before being cast in Byron Baes, Alex worked as radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands' assistant-turned-manager

Former boss: Before being cast in Byron Baes, Alex worked as radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands’ assistant-turned-manager

The streaming giant’s Director of Originals in Australia Que Minh Luu confirmed that the cast ‘hated’ a recent PR post describing the upcoming series.

‘They are artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, business owners, models, on a spiritual journey and more,’ Que wrote to her 7k followers.

‘Most of them hated the press release too! Did a lot of apologising that week. Fired the PR team (lol joking about firing, we’re all learning together).’   

Keeping his options open: He was later spotted carrying a variety of clothes for potential costume changes, along with a computer monitor

Keeping his options open: He was later spotted carrying a variety of clothes for potential costume changes, along with a computer monitor

She added: ‘They understand the power of influence. They are part of Byron. They understand the creative vision of the show that has been developed with them over several months.’ 

Que was responding after many mocked the press release, which read: ‘It’s not just Chris and Zac’s backyard, it’s the playground of more celebrity-adjacent-adjacent influencers than you can poke a selfie stick at’. 

It comes after a handful of so-called Byron locals recently paddled out into the ocean to protest the show, while others stood by with placards that read ‘give Netflix the flick’ and ‘consult traditional owners’.

Heavy lifting: Alex had his hands full as he made his way down the street with heavy-looking bags on each of his shoulders

Heavy lifting: Alex had his hands full as he made his way down the street with heavy-looking bags on each of his shoulders

Ben Gordon, owner of The Byron Bay General Store, led calls to snub production – and is asking other local businesses to do the same.

‘They’ve simply turned up unannounced and they are proposing to drag our name through the mud, and make millions of dollars without offering anything back to the community,’ he told Today.

Nick O’Donnell, Netflix’s director of public policy, recently travelled to the NSW town ‘for crisis talks with stakeholders’ as the backlash continues to grow.  

Sorry: Netflix was recently forced to apologise to the show's stars after painting them as 'influencers' and 'hot Instagrammers'

Sorry: Netflix was recently forced to apologise to the show’s stars after painting them as ‘influencers’ and ‘hot Instagrammers’



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