The British internet star, whose vlog as ThatcherJoe boasts 8.2 million subscribers, was unveiled by interim BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show hosts Scott Mills and Chris Stark on Tuesday morning, after they had quizzed him while he used a voice-changer. He will be the first YouTube star appear on the talent show.
“It’s the most nervous, but most excited I’ve been in a long time,” said Sugg, adding that the only dancing experience he has had in his life has been while under the influence of alcohol.
The YouTuber – who is the brother of Zoe Sugg, better known as Zoella – added that he found it very difficult to keep the announcement secret.
“Im the sort of person that I can’t make my mind up on anything – I always want to ask other peoples opinions on what I should do,” he said.
And though he says he’ll just be taking the show week by week, he added that his family may have a particular benchmark in mind: “My nan used to dance [in Blackpool] so if I could get there it’d be really nice for her,” he said.
But for now he’s just excited to get suited and booted: “I’m a big fan of a cuban heel as I’m not the tallest, so I’m going to really embrace that.”
What was Joe Sugg’s cheesy Strictly codename? Feta
Bio: Sugg is the younger brother of YouTuber Zoella, who rose to prominence with the creation of his own vlog, ThatcherJoe, in 2011. In 2016, he featured in direct-to-DVD movie with fellow YouTuber Caspar Lee, Joe and Caspar Hit The Road, which saw the duo travel around Europe with no money or electronics.