BBC Three have made a comedy series taking aim at Youtube vloggers
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A new comedy show has been announced for BBC3, taking aim at the lives of YouTube celebrities and their unconventional brand of entertainment. Pls Like, the six part mockumentary about YouTuber life, is written by and features stand up comedian Liam Williams as the winner of a YouTube vlogging competition. To win a £10,000 cash prize, Williams must use his vlogging channel 'Vloggy McVlogface' to undertake a series of challenges, helped out by his online friends. With YouTube taking over the web, and YouTubers becoming international celebrities in their own right, it's unsurprising to see the BBC’s youth based channel focus its satirical eye on the platform. Beauty blogger Zoella is rumoured to earn over £50,000 a month from her books, bath collections and online sponsorships, while her boyfriend Alfie Deyes (known online as PointlessBlog) is said to be worth £2.9 million from his challenge and vlog-based videos. Comedian and star of the show Liam Williams says: "It's been fun and rewarding getting to work with some of my favourite comedians and a very talented creative team to lampoon a world which I find baffling and envy-inducing in equal measure." Alex Moody, the commissioning editor from BBC Comedy added: "We could not be more excited about launching Pls Like on BBC Three. Liam's brilliantly smart satire about online fame has attracted a hugely talented cast. Together they lampoon a world that is fascinating, hilarious and awful in equal measure." Pls Like is set to launch on Saturday 11th February on the BBC3 YouTube channel.
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