Since Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella) become really famous in about 2010, there has been an unbearable number of articles written about millennials on the internet with the headline: 'The most famous man/woman you've never heard of: [insert YouTuber's name here]'. So, now they are the most famous people we only wish we'd never heard of.
A mockumentary poking fun at Vlogging is long overdue. But finally Pls Like is arriving on BBC Three this Saturday. It's a six-part series starring stand-up Liam Williams, who stars as the reluctant winner of a YouTube-based vlogging competition. To secure the £10,000 prize he must undertake a series of challenges.
Liam is helped in his challenges by established YouTubers Charlie South (played by Jonathan Pointing) and Millipede (Emma Sidi). Meanwhile James Wirm (Tim Key), a Talent Manager, oversees proceedings.
Pls Like is essential watching for anyone who loves, hates or love-hates the world of YouTubing. If you need a little bit of a warm-up, check out this somewhat bonkers 'language' challenge video with Zoella and Jim Chapman.
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