Doug Armstrong (YouTuber)
Doug Armstrong in September 2016
|Born||Douglas John Armstrong|
May 22, 1990
|Genre||lifestyle, entertainment, music|
(27 April 2020)
|Total views||31,450,854 views|
(27 April 2020)
|Updated 7 January 2020|
Douglas John Armstrong (born 22 May 1990) is a British online personality, YouTube content creator, and presenter who has reached over 400,000 followers across all his social media channels. Since late 2017, he mainly produces music videos, but is also known for creating content across other verticals including lifestyle, travel and entertainment. He resides in London, United Kingdom.
He was invited to Malawi, Africa to support the Sightsavers charity in 2015, where he presented a live stream of a man receiving a simple yet life-changing operation to remove his cataracts and restore his eyesight. In February 2015 he created a chocolate maze made entirely out of chocolate fingers with the help of a food artist and built to the model of the size in the film The Maze Runner to celebrate the film's DVD and Blu-ray release and help promote the film. Also known for his fun yet insightful interviews with celebrities, musicians & film stars, Armstrong has interviewed Bella Thorne for her role in the film The Duff, Liam Payne before his performance at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards in 2017, Hugh Jackman for the release of The Greatest Showman and most recently Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford for the release of the film Love, Simon. When not writing his own comedy/LGBT songs, Armstrong often collaborates with other successful musicians, including The Vamps; New Hope Club; Keala Settle, the original singer of “This Is Me”; and Rachel Tucker, the original lead in the West End production of Come from Away.
He officially came out as gay in 2015 but told viewers in his video that coming out should not be a big deal. He dealt with his sexuality in his debut EP released in August 2018, It's Okay to Be Gay that contains four tracks: The title track "It's Okay to Be Gay", in addition, "I Really Want a Boyfriend", "I Wanna Wear a Crop Top" and "What I Like About Guys".
Charity and activism
Armstrong is known to support a few charities: He sung on a charity song released worldwide by The Vamps as part of an effort to raise money and awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Since losing his father to cancer, he's had a key role in supporting Stand Up to Cancer's online campaigns; in 2016 he raised £1,942.57 for the charity by walking around London wearing only Stand Up to Cancer underwear for 6 hours and in 2017 he was a key part of the Stand Up to Cancer 4 hour live stream on YouTube. He has also featured in photoshoots for a number of Alzheimer's Research UK online campaigns.
- 2018: It's Okay to Be Gay
- Million Miracles accessed 3 May 2015
- YouTube star to present live campaign Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Mid Sussex Times, accessed 3 May 2015
- Chocolate maze to launch The Maze Runner DVD release D&CFilm, accessed 3 May 2015
- Tewkesbury food artist Prudence Staite creates chocolate maze to promote The Maze Runner Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine Gloucestershire Echo, accessed 3 May 2015
- Ten of the best moments of Come From Away so far WhatsOnStage, accessed 25 May 2020
- Coming Out Video New Media Rockstars, accessed 3 May 2015
- Doug Armstrong releases new comedy EP to inspire struggling LGBTQ youth to unashamedly be themselves Gay Times, access 25 May 2020
- YOUTUBER DOUG ARMSTRONG HAS RELEASED HIS DEBUT EP 'IT'S OKAY TO BE GAY' Attitude Magazine, access 25 May 2020
- YouTube stars help The Vamps in 'Oh Cecilia' vid for Teenage Cancer Trust APB, accessed 3 May 2015
- Doug Armstrong (2016-09-21), Losing my Dad to Cancer, retrieved 2018-04-06
- "Doug Armstrong Stands up to Cancer in his underwear". ATV Today. 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
- "Our Fave Moments From The YouTube Stand Up To Cancer Livestream That Caused An Online Frenzy | MTV UK". Retrieved 2018-04-06.
- "YouTube influencers front Alzheimer's Research UK campaign". The Drum. Retrieved 2018-04-06.