Ben Phillips is a well-known YouTuber and Instagram sensation known for his prank videos and acting sketches. He has over 3.4 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. Besides this, he has about 1.7m followers on Instagram. Phillips is incredibly popular on Facebook as well, with over 9.7m likes on his page. In addition, he has a decent fan following on Twitter as well. On a personal note, the Welsh YouTube star is a fun and charming guy. He is extremely down-to-earth and is always seen with a bright smile on his face. Phillips’ aim is to make his fans smile, and this is the reason he is always up to different sorts of mischievous acts and pranks. Phillips likes spending time with his parents, grandparents, pets, and friends. He also loves his fans dearly and frequently communicates with them through his social networking profiles. With his fun and friendly attitude, the social media sensation is sure to earn further fame in the future.
Rise to Stardom
Ben Phillips posting his first video on YouTube titled ‘TROLLEY THIEF – PRANK’ on Feb 10, 2015. After this, more prank videos like ‘'Bored in IKEA - PRANK', 'Scream before you chew - PRANK' , 'I LOVE YOU - PRANK' , ‘Dropped your toilet roll – PRANK’ and ‘Smack Cam – Prank’ were uploaded. All of these received good feedback from the viewers.
Motivated, Phillips then came up with more humorous prank videos. These videos, including ‘ULTIMATE WATER BOMB - PRANK – ouch’ and ‘Bird Poo PRANK,’ became major hits as they managed to achieve millions of views within a short time. The Welsh YouTuber then began featuring his half-brother Elliot in his videos. Some of his videos featuring his brother like ‘Tattoo Prank! - Elliot's not happy’, ‘Chilli donuts - he goes crazy’ and ‘WAX SLAP! - he looses his luck moustache’ were much appreciated by the audience.
Soon after this, more videos including ‘Paralysed PRANK - I'm disabled’, ‘Tattoo Makeup Prank! - I'm a transsexual’, ‘Illegal Plant PRANK! - call me drug lord GILES’ and ‘Date Shock PRANK!!! - Stop Recording Sickos’ followed. His journey of posting pranking videos continued and he became one of the biggest YouTube pranksters in no time. Today, Phillips has about 3.4 million subscribers and over 700 million views on his YouTube channel. What’s more? Hundreds of thousands of people are seen sharing his videos everyday on their social networking profiles.
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Ben Phillips was born on October 10, 1992 in Wales. He has a half-brother named Elliot Giles who is often seen in his videos. Talking about his love life, Phillips was once in a relationship and even featured his then-girlfriend in one of his videos.
Many brands pay Phillips to endorse them in his videos.
He collaborated with popular YouTubers like Arron Crascall, Nicholas Megalis, and Joe Charman for video titled ‘Gummy Money Does Not Work In London’.