Dan Howell (left) and Phil Lester (right) at an interview at vidcon.

Phil Lester, also known as AmazingPhil, is a British Youtuber. His style of videos are mainly vlogs (video blogs). Phil was born on January 30th, 1987, and he is currently twenty-eight years old. His first video, ‘Phil’s Video Blog – 27th March, 2006’, was posted on March 27th, 2006. Phil has also been a radio presenter at BBC Radio 1 since January 13th, 2013.

Phil completed a degree in English Language and Linguistics, and he was a post graduate in the Department of Theater, Film and Television. He is going on to get a his master’s in Arts in Video Production, with Specialization in Visual Effects at University of York.

Phil has 4 other channels. LessAmazingPhil is his second channel where he posts short or irrelevant videos that won’t suit his main channel. Super Amazing project was a channel where he and his friend, Dan Howell, posted videos about strange news, challenges, and spooky happenings. They hosted the channel for 3 series and it has now been taken over by Victoria Atkin and Alastair Murden. On May 2nd, 2014, Phil and Dan created a joint channel, DanAndPhilGAMES, on which they post videos of them playing games. For an April’s Fools joke in 2015, they (Dan and Phil) created DanAndPhilCRAFTS. There is only one video uploaded about them making squareflakes. The video has cringeworthy editing, ‘pro tips’, and false promises of two videos a day.

Phil, with Dan, announced in November 2012 that they will be hosting on BBC Radio 1 on Sundays at 7pm to 9pm. They allowed their listeners to interact with them and the show by letting them do challenges to play a song of their choice. This was called Fan Wars. Listeners at home can also go on to the BBC Radio 1 website to watch a live-stream of the radio show. Music videos made by fans were also streamed during the live-stream. As of September 1st, 2014, their radio show has been changed to Mondays from 9pm to 10pm. The radio show is known as the ‘Internet Takeover’. They only host the first Monday of each month allowing different YouTubers to takeover the show.

Phil Lester is known for creating popular tags and challenges such as the 7 Second Challenge, the Toilet tag and My Tumblr Tag. Many youtubers would steal his ideas and not credit him. Phil doesn’t really speak up about it, but he has his loyal friend, Dan, to throw shade and his dedicated fans, also known as Phillions, to call those people out for it.

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