The cast of Netflix’s upcoming homegrown reality series Byron Baes has reportedly been spotted flouted COVID restrictions.
The spectacle was caught on Instagram stories as the reality personalities celebrated Hannah’s birthday at Byron Bay haunt, Casa Luna.
A police spokesperson revealed to the publication that they’d received at least one report of an alleged restrictions breach at the venue. However, when officers attended Casa Luna the next evening no breaches by staff or patrons were apparent.
New public health orders were implemented just two days prior to the stars’ big night out. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet ruled that hospitality venues must not allow singing and dancing on site.
The current restrictions remain until February 28, but don’t apply to weddings or to students, instructors or performers in hospo environments.
This Isn’t The First Time Byron Baes Has Been Tainted By COVID Breaches
Last year, the personalities behind the much-anticipated series kickstarted a police investigation for another apparent breach of COVID rules.
On July 24, a number of community members reported a party taking place at Nathan’s property. They reportedly heard excessive noise and saw multiple entering the home, despite statewide laws capping visitors at five people per day.
Nathan’s co-star Elle Watson also posted snaps of the event to social media at the time.
“Dinner party for my faves at mi casa [sic],” she penned, alongside images that showed upwards of 11 guests.
Netflix and co-producers Eureka Productions denied any knowledge of the event.
“The production has no knowledge of the event to which you refer nor was it in any way associated with it,” a Eureka spokesperson said. Meanwhile, a Netflix rep stressed that filming for the series had already concluded.
What Is Byron Baes?
Slated to hit the streaming platform later this year, Byron Baes follows a gaggle of stars in the blue tick capital of Australia.
We’re talking influencers, actors, models, entrepreneurs, all living their best lives and damn, the drama is going to be RIPE!
However, Netflix was forced to apologise to the Baes themselves following the series’ announcement last year.
Apparently, influencers don’t like to be branded as “hot Instagrammers”!
The newly appointed Director of Originals in Australia for Netflix, Que Minh Luu confirmed that the cast “hated” the postcard-themed PR post announcing the upcoming series.
“Most of [the cast] hated the press release too! Did a lot of apologising that week,” she penned on Instagram. She then added that they were “artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, business owners, models, on a spiritual journey and more”.
Yawn! Just tell us they’re all after a blue tick and get on with it!
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