Daniel James Howell commonly called Dan is an English Presenter, author, and YouTuber. Dan gained traction due to the popularity of his YouTube channel, Daniel Howell which was previously called Danisnotonfire, and his collective channel DanAndPhilGAMES.
The frequent collaborations with his best friend Phil Lester saw them perform a show called Dan And Phil on BBC Radio from 2013 until 2014. They moved on to present on the station’s Internet Takeover slot from 2014 to 2016.
Daniel Howell’s Early Life
Dan is a native of Wokingham, Berkshire. He has a younger brother who is a YouTuber, and also works as a photographer and lifestyle coach. Daniel worked for a retail chain called Focus DIY at 16 and later moved on to a supermarket called Asda.
After he graduated from the Forest School in 2009, Daniel did not go to college immediately but took a gap year. It was during this period that he started posting videos on his channel as a hobby. A year later, however, he went on with his academic career, moving to study at the University of Manchester where he majored in Law. The star did not complete his studies as he dropped out in 2011, attributing it to a lack of interest.
Daniel left the course and instead went ahead to pursue a career in radio presenting and blogging.
What Has Daniel Been Up To?
After uploading a video that went viral last year titled Basically I’m Gay. In the video, he discussed his sexual orientation while all giving out advice to his audience who might also be on the journey of discovering themselves. The video made its way to the top of YouTube’s trending page.
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Shortly after that Dan went dark. He did not post any videos or feature in any until this year. In a joint upload with his partner Phil on January 4th, Daniel finally revealed what he’d been up to.
“As you know, I have clearly taken a break from regular YouTube uploads,” he explained. “This was an emotional and spiritual and personal growth journey that I chose to be on, that, you know… the gay video, everything else, I really felt like I hadn’t really had time to ask: ‘Who am I? What do I want? What am I doing? Why?’ And I’m in that period.”
Dan has also revealed that he was busy throughout the last year. The effects of the pandemic coupled with his self-discovery journey were enough to keep him off the social media space for a long time. On a positive note, he informed his audience that he was also able to move into a new apartment.
Will the star be taking us on a tour around his new house very soon? It’s highly unlikely but we’re keeping our fingers crossed. We are delighted to see him back online and hope he stays with us this year.
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