YouTuber WillNE reveals how he tricked the press into thinking he was entering 'I'm a Celebrity' - Dexerto
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YouTuber WillNE reveals how he tricked the press into thinking he was entering ‘I’m a Celebrity’

Published: 19/Nov/2018 16:29 Updated: 19/Nov/2018 16:37

by Matt Porter

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YouTuber Will ‘WillNE’ Lenney has revealed how he tricked the British press into thinking that he would be appearing on the 2018 series of reality show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The show, which is broadcast in the UK, features 10 celebrities flying out to the Australian jungle where they complete challenges and trials as they attempt to be voted as the winner by the British public.

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There is always massive interest in who will be entering the reality survival show, and this year YouTuber WillNE decided to try and make the press report that he was going to be a contestant – a move Lenney claims was in response to the treatment of fellow YouTuber Joe ‘ThatcherJoe’ Sugg, who is appearing on Strictly Come Dancing, by media outlets.

ITVWillNE’s fake photoshoot alongside actress Emily Atack’s real I’m a Celebrity portrait.

The YouTuber came up with the idea just over a week before the official contestants were announced, so had to move quickly, heading out to the shops to buy the red fleece, khaki pants and navy t-shirt that celebrities are normally dressed in for their I’m a Celebrity press photos.

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Armed with his new gear, WillNE brought in a friend to shoot his “official” press shots, photoshopping in a jungle background, and even using a houseplant to provide the effects of some jungle leaves.

Calling on the help of fellow YouTuber Niko Omilana, the pair began to release the pictures on popular social media accounts like The Bread Batch, creating enough buzz that press began to pick up the story and post it online.

Not content with this, Lenney realized that celebrities had already started flying out to Australia, so headed to the airport with a suitcase for a few more snaps, posting them on social media to help convince people of his story.

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Unfortunately for Will, ITV finally announced the full cast by video, meaning for him, the jig was up.

WillNE can be proud of his incredible prank, but if he does ever get an invite to the show , we’re not sure anyone will actually believe him. You can find out more about the lengths he went to in the video above.

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xQc calls out Forsen after setting his record Minecraft speedrun time

Published: 14/Oct/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel lost it after achieving an incredible Minecraft speedrun time. The former Overwatch pro hilariously called out fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors, and challenged him to beat his record.

For many, xQc has become the face of Twitch over the last two years. The former Overwatch pro is one of the most followed channels on the platform, and consistently pulls in 30-40k viewers each time he goes live.

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During his October 13 broadcast, the Canadian exploded in excitement after setting a new personal record when beating Minecraft. Celebrating, the 24-year-old called out Forsen and dared him to pass his speedrun time.

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The Twitch streamer celebrated beating Minecraft in a record time.

xQc challenges Forsen to beat his Minecraft speedrun time

Despite releasing over a decade ago, Minecraft continues to be one of the most popular games on Twitch. In 2020, streamers like xQc have been trying to beat the game in record time in front of viewers.

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After months of previous attempts – some that ended in disaster – the stars finally aligned for Lengyel on October 13 when he managed to complete the title incredibly fast.

Using the Nether bed trick to slay the Ender Dragon quickly, the former Overwatch pro was able to take down the final boss and achieve a speedrun record of just 33 minutes. “Holy s**t!” he screamed as beast died.

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Elated, the star exploded in celebration over his new time. “33! Beat that s**t!” He then hilariously called out Forsen who has also been speedrunning Minecraft. “Beat it, Forsen! Beat it! 33:49! Nearly sub-30!” he said, slamming his fists on the desk.

xQc challenged the fellow Twitch personality to attempt to beat his record. “Beat that, baby! Forget it. Forget variety, Forsen. It will take months to beat that s**t!  Forget the variety streams, dude.”

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According to Lengyel, everything seemed to just click and fall into place during his latest Minecraft run. He was even able to achieve a “perfect” kill of the Ender Dragon using his strategy, which he had been practicing in the past month.

On October 14, Forsen responded to the challenge simply stating, “Alright. Alright. Let’s do it!” Only time will tell if the Swede will be able to match or beat xQc’s incredible 33-minute time, but the rivalry has been entertaining to say the least.

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