Philip Michael Lester (Phil Lester), also known as AmazingPhil, is an English YouTuber and radio presenter. He was born on 30th January 1987 in Rossendale, England (making him 26 years old) and he has been making videos since 2006. He currently lives in London, England, with fellow YouTuber and best friend Daniel Howell (Danisnotonfire). As of March 2013, his channel has over 670,000 subscribers.
His favourite animals are lions; a recurring theme in his videos is that he has a little lion teddy (named Lion) in the background. At the end, it’s shown in full view with speech bubble annotations, as if Lion is talking. He calls his subscribers ‘Phillions’, and commonly says ‘Rawr’. Phil is known for not swearing in his videos due to having a young viewer demographic. Phil is well known for being very innocent and is often mocked about this by Dan.
His favourite band is Muse; Phil and best friend Dan are huge fans of Muse and their favourite album by the band is ‘Origin of Symmetry.’ His favourite Pokemon is Growlithe. He once had a pet shrimp called Simon that came in a packet of “prehistoric Triop”, who died on May 3, 2011. R.I.P. Simon.
A famous quote from Phil is “it’s a good thing to be strange; normalness leads to sadness.”
Phil has become part of the famous “Fantastic Foursome” group of English YouTubers, which also includes Dan Howell (Danisnotonfire), Chris Kendall (Crabstickz), and PJ Liguori (KickthePJ).
Along with Dan, he is also one of the presenters of the Super Amazing Project, a YouTube video series from My Damn Channel, encompassing scary/freaky happenings sent in by viewers, challenges between the two presenters, and strange news from the previous week.
He has appeared on TV numerous times including being on The Weakest Link, a Confused.com advert, the Jeremy Kyle audience and Blue Peter. He has also been in a movie called ‘Faint Heart’.