ROSE & ROSIE EXPOSED!
Join the Youtube supercouple on their revealing new tour
We know and love them for their hilarious vlogs, but now Youtube’s premier married couple are coming live to a stage near you as they embark on their first ever UK tour. Not only that, they’ve only gone and won the DIVA Award for Entertainment Personality, as voted for by you. These talented, side-splitting women seem to have the world at their feet. We caught up with Rose and Rosie to find out more.
DIVA: First of all, huge congratulations on winning the DIVA Award for Entertainment Personality! How does it feel?
ROSIE: When we started to do YouTube, we were just messing around in our bedrooms and we never thought we’d be winning awards. It really does mean the world to us. ROSE: It’s a testament to how loyal our subscribers are. They really are there for us in everything.
We’re so excited about you guys going on tour. What can you reveal about the show?
ROSIE: Expect the unexpected. ROSE: We’ve loosely scripted it but a lot of it’s going to be very spontaneous, raw, unedited – ROSIE: Just like our Youtube videos. We aim to take the screen away and make the audience feel like they’re in a live Youtube video. ROSE: And it’s going to be quite heavy on the audience participation route. ROSIE: We’re going to get loads of people up onstage. We’ve got all sorts of games planned. Ooh, I can reveal that there may or may not be a truth or dare segment.
Do you find your fans are up for getting onstage with you and playing games?
ROSE: As soon as we started telling people on Younow that we were going to get people onstage, the amount of offers we’ve had from people who want to take part has been ridiculous. ROSIE: Rose has promised she’s going to kiss someone. ROSE: I didn’t promise! ROSIE: I promised! We were live on Younow and Rose said, “I’m gonna kiss someone at a show,” and I said, “Fine, I’m gonna kiss someone at a show”. ROSE: That was part of the Truth Or Dare segment. We haven’t got an open marriage! ROSIE: And then this girl said, “I’ve never been kissed before,” and I was like, “It’s a date”. ROSE: We really do value our subscribers.
She’s going to have the best first kiss story ever! ROSE: Or the worst!
Do you have plans to do a world tour if this goes well?
ROSIE: Definitely, nothing’s off limits. ROSE: We’re in the process of hopefully getting all that sorted right now.
What do your families think about the tour?
ROSIE: Both our mums are really supportive. I’ve got a 13-year- old sister who is obsessed with Youtubers so my mum really gets it and she watches all the videos. Rose’s mum loves it too. Her parents are coming to the London one and so is her sister. Lots of people fancy Rose’s sister, including me. ROSE: She’s really good for my rep. ROSIE: She’s a big hit with the ladies.
Will she be getting involved in the truth or dare and onstage kissing shenanigans?
ROSIE: Ooh, maybe. We vlog everything so she’ll definitely be, if not onstage, in the behind-the-scenes. What’s great is she’s got a normal ticket like everyone else. She could be sat by some lucky, lucky lady.
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
ROSE: I panic like hell and then I just go for it. ROSIE: I always do a little dance behind any curtain onstage.
Wow, can you describe the dance?
ROSIE: It’s called the Penguin. I flap my wings and twist my torso and bend my legs.
THE YOUTUBE SUPERCOUPLE OPEN UP TO ROXY BOURDILLON ABOUT THEIR DEBUT TOUR, KISSING FANS AND WORLD DOMINATION “We are going to kiss people in this show. It’s truth or dare – we don’t have an open marriage!”
ROSE: It’s really sexy.
Let’s talk meet and greets. What do you get out of them on a personal level?
ROSIE: That’s our favourite part of being Youtubers, meeting the people who are watching the videos. ROSE: People’s stories really are so touching. ROSIE: Loads of people bring their mums as well. I love, love meeting the mums.
Have you had any particularly emotional or memorable fan moments?
ROSE: Summer In The City last year was a really emotional meet and greet. We had a lot of people who were upset, but in a positive way. And lots of people’s mums came up and thanked us for helping their kids, which was emotional for me because we’ve all gone through difficult times whether it’s coming out or mental health. They said, “My daughter was struggling and then she found the videos and she found a new energy”.
How much does it mean to you both to have such a special place in the hearts and lives of so many people?
ROSE: Rosie and I are quite aware that we’d be nothing without our audience. They’ve seen our ups and our downs. We’re quite open about what we go through, as are they. They are such a good group of people. The way that we see them interact with each other online, some of them have even ended up getting engaged. To think we’ve facilitated people being able to meet each other in a safe environment is so important.
So you’ve been a kind of Rose and Rosie matchmaking service?
ROSIE: That’s right. And then when we were on Younow the other day someone said, “I really need you to find me a girlfriend when I go to your tour,” and then everyone was saying, “Find me a girlfriend!” So I think we’re going to have to play Cupid. I love our fans getting together. When we did the B2B meet-and-greet show, I heard that two girls got a hotel room afterwards. And this is a much larger scale so hopefully many hotel rooms will get booked up after our tour.
Here’s hoping! Do you have any oth- er exciting projects in the pipeline?
ROSIE: There are but I’m afraid we can’t yet reveal them. You’ll just have to see what’s revealed on tour.
What’s your ultimate goal for the future? Do you dream of having a Rose and Rosie TV series or film, or maybe a theme park?
ROSE: We’ve always wanted to write our own Netflix series. ROSIE: We’re big Netflix fans.
Finally, this interview is going in our Politics issue. If you two ran the world, what laws would you make?
ROSIE: I would ban BO. It’s not acceptable. It’s 2k17. Why is it still legal? ROSE: If we can enforce a law where we literally just treat people how we want to be treated and have mutual respect, that would be great. ROSIE: But more importantly, no BO. ROSE: Kindness is free.
Kindness is free, deodorant is cheap.
Rose & Rosie: Exposed is on 23-28 April. Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/divaexposed.