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'Not nice' Dermot Bannon is not impressed with Netflix's property show Selling Sunset


Dermot Bannon

Dermot Bannon

Dermot Bannon

DERMOT Bannon has cast serious shade at Netflix property reality show Selling Sunset - insisting he won’t watch it. 

Selling Sunset has become one of the online hits of lockdown and follows the fortunes of glamorous and high-profile estate agents selling million-dollar homes around Sunset Boulevard.

The drama-filled episodes are filmed in the most luxurious residential properties in Los Angeles marketed by the Oppenheim Group real estate brokerage firm.

Over the course of the pandemic, the show has become a cult hit with those binging on Netflix while isolating at home.

But for RTÉ celebrity architect Bannon, who presents another show that looks at aspirational homes, 'Selling Sunset' is “rubbish” and full of people that he just can’t watch.

“I tried to watch it,” he told the Sunday World.

“I tuned in for one episode and I could just about stomach it but that was enough.

“Don’t get me wrong, I am not being a snob about this; I have watched the Kardashians and lots of those other reality TV shows.

“It is not like I am turning my nose up at all of these shows because I do watch them from time to time.

“But I just have no time for Selling Sunset.

“I just don’t like any of them, they don’t seem to have any redeeming qualities and just don’t seem to be very nice.

“I find the two guys who own the company just to be not very nice at all and I just can’t be bothered watching that rubbish.”

He will have plenty of time to watch television now that his new series 'Dermot Bannon’s Incredible Homes' was cut short by the pandemic.

The reduced season ended last weekend and Dermot had been due to fly all over the world to film a further three episodes.

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However, he says he is enjoying spending time at home with his family and doing normal things like reading books and watching TV.

“I have enjoyed the quiet time if I am honest,” he said.

“I always have had so much going on that this lockdown has forced me to slow down a bit; and that has been nice.

“To get to read or spend time with the family watching television is just really nice.

“At least with the Kardashians, you would find yourself rooting for them in a bad situation but with Selling Sunset I didn’t like any of them.

“And if you don’t care about them you can’t get involved in the show.”

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