Twins, born and raised in the Essex, now living in London Town (well, East London…) Leaving uni, each with a degree under our belts, we started uploading videos to YouTube in the Summer of 2014.
Our channel skyrocketed in subscriber numbers and we were earmarked as a ‘channel to watch’ by YouTube. We starred alongside Zoella (Zoe Sugg) and Tomska (Thomas Ridgewell) in the YouTube-commissioned ‘The Creators’ Documentary, directed by Oscar-nominee Nanette Burstein.
We kicked off 2015 with a bang by hosting our own show on BBC Radio 1 as part of the Internet Takeover Show, seeing our fandom trending the show all over social media and regular listeners really enjoying our twin duo-dynamic (it’s got to have some perks, right?)
A highlight for our presenting career came very early on as we were asked to host Wembley Arena not just once, but twice in front of a combined audience of 25,000. We also hosted the very first YouTube stage at the Barclaycard British Summer Time at Hyde Park.
2018 has been the year of Niki and Sammy’s Peachy Podcast. We were approached by Wisebuddah towards the end of 2017 to begin working with them to create a podcast for BBC Radio 1. Kicking off in February, the podcast has been a hit and is now (Sept 2018) in it’s 4th series. Guests have included Troye Sivan, Anne-Marie, Years&years, Hailee Steinfeld, Clean Bandit, fellow Radio 1 talent Greg James, Scott Mills and Chris Stark, Adele Roberts, and online talent including Dodie Clark, Oli White and Rose and Rosie.
Our global audience has enabled us to get to key events across the pond too: we’re regulars at Playlist Live in Orlando and Washington DC where we bring a produced comedy set for kick-off shows in front of a live audience, as well as meeting our viewers. VidCon (LA and EU), ITAtube (Milan) and VlogIT (Ireland), amongst other events, gave us more brilliant opportunities to meet our international viewers.
We went BTS at Big Brother UK for social content and joined Rylan Clark on Big Brother’s Bit on the Side alongside other panelists on the hit show.
Summer In The City is the largest YouTube convention in the UK and we’ve been heavily involved since 2014. Each year we host the awards show in front of an audience of over 10,000 viewers, hold meet and greets, sell merchandise and take part on panels.
In 2016 we were asked to co-host the red carpet for the blockbuster Star Trek Beyond alongside Alex Zane and Laura Whitmore, bringing our audience along for the ride on twitter (210,000 total followers). We’ve worked with the BBC and CBBC many times, and a highlight for us was being asked to be official social hosts for the BBC Music Awards 2016.
We were the official social presenters for The Voice UK, on its move to ITV, bringing exclusives and interviews with talent to social media with the support of Twitter UK. This was a role we reprised as BRIT Awards social hosts alongside Caspar Lee bringing even more fun from backstage and the red carpet to social media.
Our channel now has an international audience of around 200,000 subscribers and a total of nearly 21 million views. We upload videos and livestream on our channel with content ranging from vlogs, comedy, ‘cooking’ (used very loosely) and reaction videos, to fun challenges and collaborations with other creators such as Louise Pentland (Sprinkleofglitter), Alfie Deyes, Lucy and Lydia Connell, Joshua Pieters, MyNamesChai, and others.
Around half of our followers are based in the UK, and they have a deep appreciation for our British anecdotes and chatter. Our international audience loves our viral hits, engaging with our passions (currently KPop), alongside what’s trending in popular culture (unicorn frappucino anyone?)
One of our proudest moments as online creators is when we worked alongside YouTube Star Em Ford to bring the online community together for the #YouTubers4Grenfell charity livestream, raising £5,000 for those affected by the tragedy.
We have, two years in a row, been the hosts for Stand Up to Cancer’s charity livestream, raising £120,000 and £187,000 consecutively – with the funds helping beat cancer sooner.
Music: Emeli Sande, will.i.am, Jennifer Hudson, Lianne La Havas, Zara Larsson, Charli XCX, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Blossoms, Clean Bandit, NAO, Alan Walker, Christine and the Queens
Flim:Scarlett Johansson, Jack Black, Kate Hudson, Channing Tatum, Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Matt Bomer, Joe Maganiello, Kevin James, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Kaya Scodelario, Adam Rodriguez