YouTube stars Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee: 'People still don't really get what we do'


Vloggers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee may have over 10 million YouTube subscribers combined, but some people still don't really get what they do.

The social media stars  - who recently teamed up for a "life-changing" European road trip in debut movie Joe & Caspar Hit The Road - spoke to Digital Spy about the confusion and lack of understanding that still surrounds the current YouTube phenomenon.

Joe explained: "To people who don't get what we do, I say I create entertainment and comedy videos on YouTube - and they usually still don't get it.

" I would like to think my appeal is my humour and entertainment. I got into it through my sister [Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella - arguably the most famous vlogger in the UK]. 

"She showed me videos from the likes of Caspar, Alfie [Deyes - Zoella's boyfriend], Marcus [Butler] and Jim [Chapman] and it inspired me to give it a go myself. "

South African-born Caspar, 21, added:  "I got into vlogging because I loved watching vloggers and I wanted to try it out myself. 

"I think that people like laughing at my videos.  Of course I didn't think I'd be so successful, it's crazy. I've been very lucky to get where I am. "

It was recently reported that internet habits are changing and more young people are turning to YouTube than Wikipedia for information. Suggesting why, Caspar considered:  "I don't think it's because they trust it more - I think it's because it's quicker to watch a three-minute how-to video than read an article."

"I would be the same though, I always go to YouTube now to learn things," Joe - a former roof thatcher - continued. "I think a lot of people are more visual learners, which means that they find it easier to watch something to learn rather than reading it in writing."

On whether the boys are hoping for their very own waxworks like Zoella and Alfie,  Joe replied: "I'm not fussed to be honest. I've already had so many great opportunities over the last 3 years. 

"I would of course be honoured if I got picked but I feel like there are a lot more YouTubers who deserve to be waxed up before me."

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Alfie Deyes, Marcus Butler, Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg ©  Rex Shutterstock Jonathan Hordle

And enthusing over their feature length film - which recently had its London premiere - Caspar disclosed: " I've never had a proper job so Joe challenged me to go around Europe with him, with no money, and rely on jobs that we could find along the way. 

"We ended up surviving and a lot of funny stuff happened in between.

"It was life changing. I didn't have my phone for a whole week so it made me experience life without it. "

Joe recalled:  "We went to new places I'd never been before so it was all very exciting and new and we created some great memories."

Caspar also added: "The red carpet was surreal - I can't believe that more than four people turned up!"

Joe & Caspar Hit the Road  is available on DVD and digital download now. 

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