Ask Marcus Butler
You can't get away from vloggers at the moment. With nothing but a video camera and some well placed jump cuts, they have amassed millions of online followers waiting on their every update. It's the kind of thing that leaves most people over thirty scratching their heads and wondering about 'these kids today.' In other words, a proper, old-fashioned generational gap. The way it should be, really.
Marcus Butler, with nearly four million subscribers on YouTube, is one of the most popular internet personalities in the UK. His new book, Hello Life!, is part autobiography, part self-help and full of the irreverance which Marcus is famous for. We asked his fans on Twitter what they would like to #AskMarcus, his answers are below.
Why did you want to be a YouTuber? If someone inspired you, who?
It was being heavily requested by viewers on my old channel where I uploaded Radio 1 Live Lounge playlists to show my face.
A tiger, because they are my fave!
Being able to open up and share stories that I wouldn’t be able to do justice in video format.
I really want to go to New Zealand.
What is your main goal in life and when do you hope to have achieved it by?
Mum started to hear me talk to myself in my bedroom and was like ‘Marcus, why are you talking to yourself?’
Peter James, I’ve read a fair few of his books.
Was writing a book harder or easier than you thought it would be?
That is a hard one. I don’t have one thing in mind but receiving letters and gifts which my viewers have taken the time to make/write is incredible.
I don’t work out every day, but developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is something I am passionate about - being motivated has almost come naturally.
What song would you never get sick of?
Ed Sheeran - ‘Give Me Love’
What is your perfect day?
What’s your proudest achievement?
If you could know the answer to one question what would that question be?
If you could change one YouTuber into an object, who would you change into what and why?
Another hard one. I’m going to go with Niomi.
What was the most stressful part about writing a book?
What did you want to be when you were a child?
Either a policeman or professional footballer.
Either Freddie Mercury or Amy Winehouse.
If you didn't do YouTube, what do you think you would be doing today, at this moment?
What's the last sentence of your book??
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?