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Daniel James Howell (or danisnotonfire) was born on June 11, 1991 and is an English professional video blogger and radio personality. He makes youtube videos and currently has over 4,100,000 subscribers. From January 2013 until August 2014 Dan presented Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1 with his best friend, Phil Lester (AmazingPhil). Since September 2014 has is one of the presenters on the station's Internet Takeover slot.

Personal life Edit


Dan was born and raised in Wokingham, Berkshire, England. He has a younger brother called Adrian.After attending The Forest School, Howell went to the University of Manchester in 2010 to study law, but dropped out after a year, deciding to concentrate on making youtube videos.

He currently lives in London with Phil Lester, his best friend and fellow youtuber and BBC Radio 1 presenter. ALthough he has said he cannot choose a favourite band/song, he has said that both his and Phils favourite album is Origin of Symmetry by Muse.

Youtube Edit

Dan started making youtube videos in 2009 (his first video titled "Hello Internet" was uploaded on 16th October) after watching youtube for 3 years. He was convinced to do so by his friends, including Phil.

Awards and Nominations Edit

  • In 2012, Howell was voted "Hottest Lad of the Year" by readers of the web magazine Sugarscape.
  • In 2013, Howell placed first runner up in Sugarscape's Hottest Lads of 2013, a competition he had won a year before. He came in second to co-radio presenter, Phil Lester.
  • In 2013, Howell and Lester were voted the UK’s favourite radio presenters and winners of the Sony Golden Headphones Award, presented by the Sony Radio Academy Awards, for Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1.