Joe & Caspar Hit The Road

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Sea­son 1 BBC Brit (*120) 20:00 Caspar (left) and Joe.

From YouTube to the smallscreen, pals Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg are tak­ing on the chal­lenge of a Euro­pean road­trip in their travel-com­edy special Joe & Caspar Hit The Road (2015). But what is it that 22-year-old lead star Caspar is fa­mous for? Video-blog­ging – and as South African-raised Caspar says, “Peo­ple like laugh­ing at the videos. I didn’t think I’d be so suc­cess­ful – it’s crazy!”

Caspar was born in Lon­don but 1

was raised in Knysna and he went to Craw­ford Col­lege in Dur­ban. He fin­ished school in 2011, the same year he started his self-ti­tled YouTube chan­nel.

Af­ter part­ner­ing up with other 2

vlog­gers, in­clud­ing Grace Hel­big (host of The Grace Hel­big Show in 2015), Caspar’s YouTube sub­scriber count sky­rock­eted to over 6 mil­lion.

He re­turned to Lon­don in 2012 and 3

has cap­i­talised on his on­line fame – he owns self-branded on­line cloth­ing store cas­par­leecloth­ing.com, spe­cial­is­ing in uni­sex hood­ies and T-shirts.

Caspar’s also an ac­tor and played 4

mo­tor­mouth char­ac­ter Gar­lic in 2014 lo­cal movie Spud 3: Learn­ing To Fly. His vlog­ging also nabbed Caspar a spot as him­self in Lisa Kudrow’s sit­com Web Ther­apy (2011-2015) for two episodes in sea­son 6 (2014).

He was di­ag­nosed with stut­ter­ing 5

Tourette Syn­drome when he was six and says Caspar, “I’m not look­ing for attention and I’m not look­ing for sym­pa­thy. I’m just try­ing to raise aware­ness for a dis­or­der I know a lot about. My ‘tic’ is to make pig-like noises.”

Caspar en­joys chilling at a bar or 6

hang­ing out with his flat­mate Joe and Caspar’s ex-girl­friend and me­dia per­son­al­ity Gaby Jones – they split up in 2014 af­ter dat­ing for a few months.

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