Phil Lester

Phil Lester - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 22, 2023

Rawtenstall, England
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Rawtenstall, England

Phil Lester is famous as a YouTuber and Radio presenter. Phil Lester is best known for his YouTube channels, which he runs alongside Daniel Howell.

Early Life and Childhood

Phil was born in Rawtenstall, England in 1987. He celebrates his birthday on January 30. His real name is Philip Michael Lester. He is 36 years old as of 2023 and holds an Aquarius birth sign. He has a brother named Martyn. Furthermore, Phil has not shared any more information about his family background.

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Caption: Phil Lester and his mother posing for a photo. Source: Instagram


Phil and Martyn attended Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School. He later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Language and Linguistics in 2008 and a Master of Arts in Video Post-production with Visual Effects in 2009, both from the University of York.

Professional Life

The first YouTube video upload of 2006 in February,Awaiting the Tide’ was a game-changer for this effervescent 19-year-old chap back then. His first vlog ‘Phil’s Video Blog – 27th March 2006’ was on his main YouTube channel, AmazingPhil, which also set him rolling to his meteoric rise to fame.

Lester also has a second channel, LessAmazingPhil. Lester occasionally broadcasts hour-long live shows on this channel, as well as on YouNow. He is a part of the popular ‘Fantastic Foursome’ group of British YouTubers which comprises Dan Howell, Chris Kendall, and PJ Liguori. He worked alongside Dan Howell to create a joint channel, DanAndPhilGames, a portal for playing and recording video games.

Furthermore, from 2009 to 2011, Lester participated in RTÉ’s Ireland-based cross-media show, ApartmentRed. And, in 2010, Lester and Howell took part in the live, annual 24-hour internet broadcast “Stickaid”, a fundraiser for charity UNICEF.

Moreover, in 2011, Lester and Howell created a collaborative YouTube channel through the network My Damn Channel. Likewise, in 2007, Lester appeared as a contestant on The Weakest Link, making it to the final round. He also played the role of Tim in the 2008 film Faintheart and appeared in a advertisement later that year.

Some of the most viewed and popular videos on his channel are Phil is not on fire 6, Dan and Phil PUNK EDITS IN REAL LIFE!, and Phil is not on fire 7. These videos have crossed over 10 million views.

Television and film

In 2007, he made an appearance as a contestant on The Weakest Link, making it to the final round. He portrayed the role of Tim in the 2008 film Faintheart and appeared in a advertisement later that year. At the time of making the advert, he had over 27,000 subscribers on his channel.

He has also interviewed other internet entertainers on Channel 4 News in October 2012 about the risen popularity of YouTube and video blogging as a profession. In 2013, he along with Howell appeared on Friday Download, a BAFTA award-winning CBBC TV show. From 2014 to 2016, they hosted the worldwide YouTube Livestream of the Brit Awards as well as made backstage videos for their channel.

In 2015, they had voice cameo appearances in the UK cinema release of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 as Technician 1 & 2. However, this version is not in the UK home release. In the following year, the pair also guest-starred in fellow YouTuber PJ Liguori’s online series Oscar’s Hotel for Fantastical Creatures, voicing anthropomorphic food items Brie and Rash.

In December 2016, they even voiced two gorilla princes named Majinuni and Hafifu respectively, in the episode “The Lost Gorillas” in Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard.

Radio Career

Furthermore, in December 2016, Howell and Lester voiced two gorilla princes named Majinuni and Hafifu respectively, in the episode “The Lost Gorillas” in Disney Junior’s The Lion Guard.

It was announced in November 2012 that both Dan and Phil will host BBC Radio 1’s requested show, on Sundays 7 pm-9 pm, starting on 13th January 2013. Therefore, the show is fully interactive, allowing listeners to call in to request a song and do challenges to get it played (“fan wars”).

Hence, on the website, music videos are shown that fans have made and emailed to Dan and Phil. The entire show is streamed in the video, live on the BBC Radio 1 website. As of April 2016, BBC Radio 1’s “Internet Takeover” has been put on hiatus after it was announced that Dan and Phil were going on tour in the United States for three months.

Furthermore, he and Howell released the book The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire in October 2015. He also worked alongside Howell in BBC Studios’ TalentWorks to release a movie of Interactive Introverts. It also included bonus features such as behind-the-scenes content and director’s commentary, on Blu-ray, and DVD, and available for digital download in December 2018.

IRL Merch

In 2014, he along with his brother, Martyn, and Howell co-founded IRL Digital, Ltd., a company that produces and sells the merchandise of several other media personalities, beginning with Dan and Phil Shop and branching out from there.


In August 2015, Howell along with Lester created an app, The 7 Second Challenge, based on a YouTube challenge. The challenge was started by Lester in a 2014 video on his main channel and the app was discontinued in 2019. In October 2017, they also released a party board game via Big Potato, Truth Bombs, also the brainchild of Lester. To date, he hasn’t endorsed any brands or products. Being a rising star, it is sure that we can see him as the brand ambassador of several top brands very soon.


Consequently, the duo’s performance as presenters made the ‘Sony Golden Headphones Award’ fall into their kitty. And in 2013 Lester and Dan Howell appeared on Friday Download, a BAFTA award-winning CBBC TV show. In August 2013, Dan and Phil received a Sony Golden Headphones Award for the UK’s favorite Radio Presenters, voted on by the fans.

Phil Lester – Net Worth 2023

Moving toward his earnings and net worth, Lester definitely earns a good amount of money. His estimated net worth is around $2 million. Lester might have earned through some deals, advertisements, endorsements, etc. As of now, he is obviously enjoying his earnings and might be living a luxurious lifestyle.

Personal Life

Lester and Daniel met on the internet in 2009 and in-person that October. They have lived together since August 2011. The two are currently dating. Howell revealed that he and Phil are romantically involved but didn’t disclose further details.

Lester publicly came out as gay in a video on his channel. Nevertheless, he had been very open about this topic since university, even before he officially announced it.

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Caption: Phil Lester and Daniel Howell taking a selfie. Source: Instagram

Phil Lester – Body Measurements

Lester has a fit body structure. He has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 77 kg. Furthermore, his chest-waist-arm body measurements are 40-34-14 inches respectively. Lester wears a shoe size of 11 (US). Further, he has light brown hair and green eyes.

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Caption: Phil Lester posing for a photo. Source: Instagram

Phil Lester – Social Media

Lester is active on different social media platforms being a famous social media personality. He is quite famous on Instagram with more than 3.2 million followers. Likewise, he is active on Twitter with more than 7.5 million followers. Lester is also available on TikTok with more than 21.4K followers.

Similarly, his main YouTube channel ‘AmazingPhil ‘ has earned more than 4.09 million subscribers. And ‘DanAndPhilGAMES’ has earned over 3.06 million subscribers. Further, another YouTube channel ‘LessAmazingPhil’ has gained more than 1.19 million subscribers. In addition, he hasn’t disclosed his personal phone number for privacy reasons.