Who are the Sideman? Everything to know about the YouTube group in Netflix's documentary

Who are the Sidemen? Dive into everything you need to know about the YouTube group featured in upcoming Netflix's documentary, The Sidemen Story, set to be released on February 14, 2024.
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It might not be the Valentine's Day treat you were hoping for, but get ready for a sweet delight regardless, as The Sidemen Story, a Netflix documentary, is landing on our screens on February 14, 2024.

For those who aren't too familiar with the YouTube world, The Sidemen are a collective of British internet personalities and content creators who've conquered the online realm with their unique blend of gaming, vlogging, and entertaining content. Directed by Luke Hyams, The Sidemen Story offers an exclusive backstage pass to their rise to fame, transforming from a humble YouTube crew to a global internet phenomenon over the past decade.

This Netflix documentary provides a close look at each Sidemen member's journey, tackling topics ranging from online trolls to navigating the challenges of fame. With a mix of unseen footage, interviews, and an insider's look into their highs and lows, The Sidemen Story is a documentary you won't want to miss! The official synopsis, as per IMDb, reads: 

"The pioneering British collective of internet personalities and content creators take a look back at their journey over their first decade together."


If you're curious about individual Sidemen members and want to learn more about them ahead of the Netflix release, you're in the right place! Join us below as we take a closer look at the British lads who not only broke the internet but also redefined YouTube stardom and internet culture!

Everything to know about the Sidemen

Meet the unstoppable force of online entertainment – the Sidemen, a dynamic group of British personalities who've skyrocketed to fame by blending their unique flavors into the vast YouTube universe. With millions of subscribers and billions of views across their diverse channels, these seven lads, KSI (Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ"), W2S (Harry Lewis), Miniminter (Simon Minter), Zerkaa (Josh Bradley), TBJZL (Tobi Brown), Behzinga (Ethan Payne), and Vikkstar123 (Vikram Singh Barn), have made their mark and turned internet stardom into an art form!

Let's take a closer look a the individual member below:

KSI (Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ")

Born on June 19, 1993, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, KSI is a prominent English Internet personality and 1/7 of the Sidemen YouTube group. He is known for being a platinum-selling music artist and YouTube Boxing champion. KSI has amassed over 34 million subscribers across 2 channels and is known for his FIFA, football, music, and comedy content.

W2S (Harry Lewis)

Harry Lewis, also known as W2S or Wroetoshaw, was born on November 24, 1996, making him 27 years old as of February 2024. He is from Guernsey and is a British YouTube personality known for his FIFA gameplay videos and entertainment content, he creates content across 2 main channels with over 19 million subs!

Miniminter (Simon Minter)

Simon Edward Minter, known as Miniminter, was born on September 7, 1992, in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, making him 31 years old as of February 2024. He is a well-known YouTuber, vlogger, and media personality with a focus on FIFA and real-life football videos. Simon creates content across his 3 main channels, with over 3 billion views and over 15 million subscribers! He is in a relationship with pop singer Talia Mar, the couple announced their engagement in June 2022 and married a year later on June 3, 2023.

Zerkaa (Josh Bradley)

Joshua Charlie Joseph Bradley, also known as Josh Zerker, was born on September 4, 1992, in England, making him also 31 years old as of February 2024. He is a founding member of the YouTube group the Sidemen and owns the clothing brand ZRK. Josh has over 7.4 million subscribers across 4 channels. He began a relationship with Freya Nightingale in 2010, and recently (on January 21, 2024) announced that he and Freya had gotten engaged!

TBJZL (Tobi Brown)

Tobit John "Tobi" Brown, also known as TBJZL, was born on April 8, 1993, in Hackney, London, making him 30 years old as of February 2024. He is an English YouTuber, streamer, and founder of the brand ILLVZN. However, he is probably best known for his gaming and vlogging content, with over 5 million subscribers across 2 channels! In addition to his online presence, he has also released music, including his debut single Destined for Greatness, which achieved chart success in the UK and Ireland!

Behzinga (Ethan Payne)

Ethan Payne, also known as Behzinga, is an English YouTuber, streamer, and 1/7 member of the Sidemen. He was born on June 20, 1995, making him 28 years old as of February 2024. Currently, he is in a relationship with Faith Kelly, and the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Olive Ottilie Payne, in September 2022. Payne is known for his gaming and vlogging content, with a focus on lifestyle and fitness. Ethan has over 6 million subscribers across 2 channels, Behzinga and Beh2inga. He also now has a podcast, Growing Paynes, with his long-term girlfriend where they discuss their relationship and other relatable topics.

Vikkstar123 (Vikram Singh Barn)

Vikram Singh Barn, also known as Vikkstar123, was born on August 2, 1995, in Guildford, England, he is 28 years old as of 2024. Vikram is married to his longtime girlfriend, Ellie, as of 2023! He is best known in the YouTube community for his gaming content, particularly in the Call of Duty scene, he has built a huge community of over 11 million subscribers across 3 channels!

Don't forget! The Sidemen Story is coming to Netflix on February 14, 2024, so whatever your plans are for that day, make sure to pencil in some time with the hilarious Sidemen.

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