Dan and Phil: Story of the duo exciting fans on YouTube

Dan and Phil
Dan and Phil

YouTube is a wider platform where people create videos and share them on the platform giving several people the opportunity to watch them in order to entertain themselves. Many people many taken to YouTubing over the years to excite their fans, but two YouTubers have become famous for collaborating with each other to provide breathtaking content for people; they are popularly known as Ban and Phil.

Dan and Phil have been engaged in creating video content on YouTube for their fans for over a decade now, and their popularity has soared in a way they themselves didn’t quite envisage.

The duo’s YouTube channel has attracted millions of subscribers and that just shows how much of a big deal they are and how much people love their content on the video-sharing platform.

Dan and Phil met, go to know each other, started collaborating with each other in creating videos in 2009.

The duo became a hit soon after they started collaborating.

They attracted fans with their exciting content, which ranged from challenges to Q&A videos and pranks.

Who are Dan and Phil?

Dan and Phil
Daniel and Phil | IMAGE SOURCE | Just Jared Jr.


Dan and Phil are both English entertainers.

Who is Daniel Howell of Dan and Phil?

Dan, with the full name Daniel Howell, was born on 11 June 1991.

Daniel Howell is an English YouTuber, presenter, and author.

He became a household name after he started his YouTube channel.

He posts great content that has gotten him over 6 million subscribers.

Who is Phil Lester of Dan and Phil?

Phil, with the full name Phil Lester, was born on 30 January 1987.

grew up with his younger brother Martyn.

The two of them went to Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School.

In 2008, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Linguistics from the University of York.

Before his YouTube fame, he was a dog walker and a car washer.

He also worked at a veterinary clinic and even had an acting role in a movie.

All of these jobs prepared him for his life as a Youtuber.

Dan and Phil on YouTube

Dan and Phil
Daniel and Phil | Image source | TheNetline

Dan and Phil both started their careers as YouTubers as solo entertainers before they started to collaborate in 2009.

Phil Lester uploaded his first video on his channel, AmazingPhil, in March 2006, and Daniel Howell on his, at the time danisnotonfire, in October 2009.

The same month Daniel Howell uploaded his first YouTube video, Dan and Phil met in person and created their first collaboration, a truth-or-dare style Q&A video Phil is not on fire on Lester’s channel, which became a 10-part series with one installment uploaded a year.

Since then, Dan and Phil have frequently appeared in videos on each other’s channels.

In 2011, Dan and Phil created a collaborative YouTube channel through the network My Damn Channel.

Titled The Super Amazing Project, it featured the duo discussing and investigating paranormal events.

Segments included “Viewers Spooky Happenings”, where the audience of the show would send in “scary” items for the video bloggers to react to, and “In The News This Week”, where the duo recapped recent light-hearted news items and viral videos.

In October 2014, it was announced that as of that month Dan and Phil would not carry on working on The Super Amazing Project in order to concentrate on their Radio 1 show.

Dan and Phil later announced that the Super Amazing Project would be hosted by new presenters, Alastair James Murder and Victoria Atkin, found by channel owners My Damn Channel.

In September 2014, Dan and Phil launched their gaming channel, and by March 2015, it had 1 million subscribers.

At the time, it was the fastest-growing channel on YouTube, and it currently has 2.89 million subscribers.

Dan and Phil’s relationship has been the subject of debate since they started collaborating.

As of their most recent upload in December 2018, the channel is on an indefinite hiatus.

Dan and Phil on Radio

Dan and Phil
Daniel and Phil | Image source | Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra

Dan and Phil, having built a reputation for themselves in demonstrating good chemistry working together, got an offer to work with the BBC Radio in the UK.

In November 2012, the BBC announced that from January 2013 onwards, Dan and Phil would present the Sunday night entertainment and request show for national UK radio station BBC Radio 1.

The duo had occasionally worked with Radio 1 before, making videos for the station’s YouTube channel and presenting two Christmas broadcasts.

Dan and Phil on Television

Dan and Phil
Daniel and Phil | Image source | Variety

With the continued show of understanding of each other in working together, Dan and Phil got to work on both television and films as well.

In 2013, they appeared on Friday Download, a BAFTA award-winning CBBC TV show.

From 2014 to 2016, Dan and Phil hosted the worldwide YouTube Livestream of the Brit Awards as well as making backstage videos for their channel.

In 2015, Dan and Phil had voice cameo appearances in the UK cinema release of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 as Technician 1 & 2.

However, this version is not in the UK home release.

That same year, the duo also guest-starred in fellow YouTuber PJ Liguori’s online series Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures, voicing anthropomorphic food items Brie and Rash.

Are Dan and Phil dating?

The duo has been that close, leading to speculation that they are in a relationship but far from it, the duo isn’t dating.

However, it is not known who their partners are as they both have kept that aspect of their lives private.

Watch one of the videos Dan and Phil did together below:

Source: GhBase.com

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