We’ve been very busy this week, and so have UK YouTubers…
If you haven’t already, check out our interview with Carrie Hope Fletcher on her career, boyfriends and her new book All I Know Now. She’s lovely, who’d’ve thought? In the meantime though, here’s a quick selection of the best stuff going on in YouTube-land this week.
I’ve been thinking… – Doug Armstrong
Coming out videos take on all shapes and forms but Doug Armstrong’s is particularly special because it emphasises that being gay is just another part of his life, rather than the sole thing defining it.
He discusses coming out in between his thoughts on feeling stressed, being nice to people and experiencing the world. The bit about being gay almost fades into the background compared to everything else he talks about – it’s like coming out isn’t actually that big of a deal and LGBTQ+ people shouldn’t even have to worry about doing it?! Gosh, one day, eh?
Well done, Doug, we’re proud of you buddy.
My Thoughts On Bruce Jenner’s Interview – Lewis Parker
When Bruce Jenner’s interview – in which he announced after months of speculation that he was transgender – went live last week, his name was trending around the entire world. This, as Lewis Parker describes, was fantastic news as it meant trans issues were finally being brought into the spotlight.
With his thoughts on representation, media coverage of this entire situation so far and reflecting upon his own experiences of coming out, Lewis goes on to explain what Bruce’s bravery means to society and the direction we are moving in.
Stages of Getting Over a Breakup – HeyAmyJane
“Gin is love, gin is life”, “I am never wearing a bra again” and “I haven’t showered in three days” are all gems found within this new video from Amy Jane.
We thought breaks-ups consisted of endless tears and eating a lot of ice cream – turns out there are nine stages all-together. NINE. We’ve clearly been doing break-ups quite badly.
Have you just broken up with somebody? Here, have big old TenEighty hug from us. They’re free.
Where Do You See Yourself In 5 years? – sulibreezy
Being forced to talk about your future can often be quite difficult because IT HASN’T HAPPENED YET.
It’s also quite difficult if, like Suli Breaks, you don’t have a plan (and don’t want one either). Or maybe you have TOO many plans that you haven’t even started getting around to accomplishing.
Looking five years into TenEighty’s future, we just see ourselves reporting on the latest bugs in the subscription box, and maybe a few more YouTube babies. Speaking of which…
Buzz and the Dandelions – Tom Fletcher
We can’t deal with this. We REFUSE to deal with this.
In a world of over-saturated video content sometimes all it takes is to go back to internet basics and get an extremely cute, laughing baby involved. It also helps when the baby daddy is the somewhat aesthetically pleasing Tom Fletcher.
Just wait for the father-son high five at the end. Nope. NOPE. We’re done.
OH NO, THAT’S NOT IT!
Though the sun is shining reasonably brightly as we write this, we do remember the rain throughout April. Turns out footage of this united with a ukulele and a voice sounding like a “pre-pubecent boy” makes a really good combination. That was a direct quote from Aisling Mac by the way, so we’re allowed to repeat it.