YouTube sensation KSI is opening up about his rise to fame in his upcoming Prime Video documentary KSI: In Real Life, and judging by the latest trailer, fans will be seeing a more vulnerable side to the internet star.


In the film's first full-length trailer, the gamer-turned-boxer-turned-rapper speaks about how he doesn't think anybody knows who he really is – including himself.

"Just to have someone, like, hug me and say that, like, 'I love you'," he says whilst tearing up.

KSI – who's called JJ by friends – has been dominating headlines recently due to his new energy drinks venture, his boxing matches and his rise in the music charts.

However, this new documentary will chart his career from his early vlogging days to performing world tours.

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With Louis Theroux joining the project as an executive producer, the documentary will give fans "unfettered access inside his life" and examine how gaining 24 million YouTube subscribers has changed him as a person.

With the documentary coming out next week, here's everything you need to know about KSI: In Real Life.

KSI: In Real Life release date

Prime Video's upcoming documentary arrives on the stream on Thursday 26th January.

The 90-minute film, which was executive produced by BAFTA-winner Louis Theroux, will follow KSI – Olajide Olatunji – as he prepares for the biggest year of his career.

What is KSI: In Real Life about?

KSI: In Real Life
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The documentary looks at how KSI, whose nickname is JJ, became one of the most influential online stars of his generation, from starting his YouTube career at 13 years old to moving into the music, boxing, energy drink and restaurant industries.

"With KSI offering unfettered access inside his life, this documentary aims to reveal a candid insight to an individual determined to win," Prime Video teases.

KSI: In Real Life tracks Olatunji's career from his humble beginnings to the release of his second album in 2021 and the start of his European tour.

Speaking about the documentary, KSI said in a statement: "I’m super excited for people to finally see what I mean by 'hard work'. People will get to see the behind the scenes of the key events in my life and show them how I do everything I do."

Who appears in KSI: In Real Life?

Of course, it wouldn't be a KSI documentary without KSI himself so we know he'll be appearing a lot in Prime Video's upcoming film.

As for whether there'll be appearances from some of KSI's famous friends, we know fans can expect to see S-X, record producer and KSI's Celebrity Gogglebox co-star, in the documentary, with the artist appearing in a first-look clip.

KSI: In Real Life trailer

The streamer shared a first-look clip from the documentary showing KSI as he prepares to go on stage to perform his hit Don't Play.

Meanwhile, a full-length trailer for the documentary was released on 19th January, showing KSI break down in tears as he says: "I don't think anyone actually knows who I am, including me."

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