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Celebrity agent reveals how deluded D-listers have ‘warped ambitions’ to host Sunrise

It’s no secret that appearing on a reality show brings with it temporary fame and a boost of online notoriety. 

But celebrity talent Ben Grand has revealed the sad truth that many delusional D-listers believe they will become overnight superstars after appearing on reality shows such as Married At First Sight and The Bachelor. 

‘A lot of them have very warped ideas of what is possible,’ the Queensland-based agent told TV Week Close Up on Tuesday. 

‘A lot of them have very warped ideas’: Celebrity talent Ben Grand has revealed the sad truth that many delusional D-listers believe they will become overnight superstars after appearing on reality shows such as Married At First Sight and The Bachelor (Pictured: Married At First Sight stars Dean Wells and Ryan Gallagher)

‘Some of them will come to me and say, ‘Oh I’d really love to be the next Grant Denyer’, or, ‘I’d love to host Sunrise’,’ he explained.

Ben, whose talent agency Stage Addiction represents the likes of The Bachelorette’s Jarrod Woodgate, Love Island Australia’s Eden Dally, and Married At First Sight stars Ryan Gallagher and Dean Wells, added: ‘Anyone who’s in the industry knows that taking on such a massive role immediately after being on a reality show isn’t realistic.’

While former reality stars including The Bachelorette’s Sam Frost, Australian Idol’s Jessica Mauboy and Big Brother’s Chrissie Swan have become bona fide celebrities over the years, others have been left questioning why they bothered to court the limelight in the first place.

'Some of them will come to me and say, 'Oh I'd really love to be the next Grant Denyer', or, 'I'd love to host Sunrise',' he explained. (Pictured: The Bachelorette's Jarrod Woodgate) 

‘Some of them will come to me and say, ‘Oh I’d really love to be the next Grant Denyer’, or, ‘I’d love to host Sunrise’,’ he explained. (Pictured: The Bachelorette’s Jarrod Woodgate) 

Look who's back! Nineties pop-star Melissa Tkautz, who is represented by Stage Addictions, recently enjoyed a return to the limelight by appearing in the Real Housewives of Sydney

Look who’s back! Nineties pop-star Melissa Tkautz, who is represented by Stage Addictions, recently enjoyed a return to the limelight by appearing in the Real Housewives of Sydney

Back in July, Married At First Sight alum Clare Verall candidly told Daily Mail Australia that starring on the show in 2016 ‘was the worst decision she ever made’.

The 34-year-old claimed she was turned down for five jobs after her time on the small-screen, specifically because she appeared on the program.

In March, New Idea magazine reported that Married At First Sight’s Dean Wells, 40, was also struggling to find sustainable work as a freelance creative director after his ‘villainous’ TV portrayal.

Cashing in quickly? Many reality stars have made the most of their 15-minutes of fame by promoting products on Instagram. (Pictured: Jake Ellis) 

Cashing in quickly? Many reality stars have made the most of their 15-minutes of fame by promoting products on Instagram. (Pictured Ryan Gallagher)

Cashing in quickly? Many reality stars have made the most of their 15-minutes of fame by promoting products on Instagram. (Pictured left: The Bachelorette’s Jake Ellis, right: Married At First Sight’s Ryan Gallagher)

What a coincidence! Reality stars-turned- social media sensations Eden Dally, who is known for his appearance on Love Island Australia (left), and Davey Lloyd, who appeared on The Bachelorette (right), are also represented by Stage Addiction

What a coincidence! Reality stars-turned- social media sensations Eden Dally, who is known for his appearance on Love Island Australia (left), and Davey Lloyd, who appeared on The Bachelorette (right), are also represented by Stage Addiction

‘He didn’t exactly come across well on the show,’ a friend told the magazine, alluding to his ‘affair’ with Davina Rankin and the infamous boys’ night.

The source added that Dean had taken to nightclub appearances and his rap career to pay his bills and keep his financials in check.

The Bachelorette’s David Witko was also left questioning why he signed up for the show after he was painted as a ‘villain’ character through clever editing.

‘The producers just didn’t want to show an ounce of niceness from my part,’ he told Daily Mail Australia last year. 

Regrets: Back in July, Married At First Sight alum Clare Verall candidly told Daily Mail Australia that starring on the show in 2016 'was the worst decision she ever made'

Regrets: Back in July, Married At First Sight alum Clare Verall candidly told Daily Mail Australia that starring on the show in 2016 ‘was the worst decision she ever made’

'The producers just didn't want to show an ounce of niceness from my part': The Bachelorette's David Witko was also left questioning why he signed up for the show after he was painted as a 'villain' character through clever editing

‘The producers just didn’t want to show an ounce of niceness from my part’: The Bachelorette’s David Witko was also left questioning why he signed up for the show after he was painted as a ‘villain’ character through clever editing

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