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Australians have been left outraged following news that Netflix will air a scandalous new reality show based in Byron Bay.

The outrageous series, titled Byron Baes, will focus on the catfights and love lives of popular young influencers in the coastal town. 

‘Legitimately the worst idea since Married At First Sight,’ raged one Twitter user.

Backlash: Australians have been left outraged following news that Netflix will air a scandalous new reality show based in Byron Bay

Backlash: Australians have been left outraged following news that Netflix will air a scandalous new reality show based in Byron Bay

Backlash: Australians have been left outraged following news that Netflix will air a scandalous new reality show based in Byron Bay

‘Never had a reason to cancel Netflix… until now,’ wrote another, while one user said they were so upset that the announcement had left them feeling ‘nauseous’.

‘Zero respect for a town being torn apart by influencers chasing the perfect backdrop for crass commercial gain,’ added another.

Byron Baes was announced by the streaming giant on Thursday morning.

And according to the Sydney Morning Herald, The Block star and model Elyse Knowles is ‘hotly tipped’ for a starring role.

The outrageous new series will run for eight episodes in total.

'Legitimately the worst idea since Married At First Sight,' raged one Twitter user

'Legitimately the worst idea since Married At First Sight,' raged one Twitter user

‘Legitimately the worst idea since Married At First Sight,’ raged one Twitter user

'This is absolutely awful!' People couldn't hold back their true feelings about the series on Twitter

'This is absolutely awful!' People couldn't hold back their true feelings about the series on Twitter

‘This is absolutely awful!’ People couldn’t hold back their true feelings about the series on Twitter

'Never had a reason to cancel Netflix... until now,' wrote another, while one user said they were so upset that the announcement had left them feeling 'nauseous'

'Never had a reason to cancel Netflix... until now,' wrote another, while one user said they were so upset that the announcement had left them feeling 'nauseous'

‘Never had a reason to cancel Netflix… until now,’ wrote another, while one user said they were so upset that the announcement had left them feeling ‘nauseous’

Netflix’s director of content for Australia and New Zealand, Que Minh Luu, said giving the show the green light was a ‘no brainer’. 

‘You’ve got this cabal, or live feed as we’ve been calling it, of Instagrammers, who all live up in Byron, and there are a lot of them,’ said Ms Luu. 

Byron Baes will follow the influencers in their everyday lives, but won’t criticise influencer culture.

‘I’m not going to judge anyone for having a product to sell. Musicians have music to sell. I have ideas to sell,’ Ms Luu added.

Drama: The outrageous series, titled Byron Baes, will focus on the catfights and love lives of popular young influencers in the coastal town

Drama: The outrageous series, titled Byron Baes, will focus on the catfights and love lives of popular young influencers in the coastal town

Drama: The outrageous series, titled Byron Baes, will focus on the catfights and love lives of popular young influencers in the coastal town

A press release for the program describes Byron Baes as a ‘docu-soap series’.

‘This is our love letter to Byron Bay,’ it states.

‘It’s not just Chris [Hemsworth] and Zac [Efron]’s backyard; it’s the playground of more celebrity-adjacent influencers than you can poke a selfie-stick at.’

There will be ‘fights, flings and heartbreak’ on offer, too.

Byron Baes is being produced by Eureka Productions.

Emma Lamb, who is known for her work on Married At First Sight and The Real Housewives of Sydney, will serve as the executive producer.

Superstar: And according to the Sydney Morning Herald, The Block star and model Elyse Knowles (pictured) is 'hotly tipped' for a starring role

Superstar: And according to the Sydney Morning Herald, The Block star and model Elyse Knowles (pictured) is 'hotly tipped' for a starring role

Superstar: And according to the Sydney Morning Herald, The Block star and model Elyse Knowles (pictured) is ‘hotly tipped’ for a starring role

This post first appeared on dailymail.co.uk

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