Are Dan and Phil together? Here is what happened to the YouTubers

Are Dan and Phil together? Here is what happened to the YouTubers

Daniel Howell and Philip Lester are English Youtubers that have had the world hooked on their content for over a decade. Their close relationship and evident chemistry have made them a delight to watch. It has also led to speculation from fans about whether or not the two are more than friends. So, are Dan and Phil together?

Are Dan and Phil together
YouTubers Dan and Phil. Photo: @dan._.and._.phil.
Source: Instagram

When Phil started posting on his YouTube channel, he had no idea that he would meet one of his greatest friends. Dan became a huge fan of Phil's content and consistently messaged him on Twitter asking for a collaboration. Three years later, they met and collaborated on a video which became the start of a long and beautiful partnership.

Who is Dan Howell?

Daniel James Howell is an English YouTuber, presenter, and author. He became a household name after he started his YouTube channel. He posts great content that has gotten him over 6 million subscribers. He is also part of the duo DanAndPhilGAMES where he collaborates with his best friend, Phil.

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Dan acted at the Wokingham Youth Theater while growing up, which explains why he is always comfortable in front of cameras. He graduated from The Forest School in 2009 and took a gap year. It was during this gap year that he started posting videos on his channel as a hobby.

After his gap year, he went to the University of Manchester to study Law. However, he dropped out due to a lack of interest. Instead, he chose to pursue radio presenting and video blogging as a full-time profession.

Who is Phil Lester?

Phil was born on 30th January 1987 in Lancashire. He grew up with his younger brother Martyn. The two of them went to Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School. In 2008, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Linguistics from the University of York. In 2009, he got a Master of Arts in Video Postproduction with Visual Effects from the same university.

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Before his YouTube fame, he was a dog walker and a car washer. He also worked at a veterinary clinic and even had an acting role in a movie. All of these jobs prepared him for his life as a Youtuber.


The two friends have had impressive careers both solo and in collaboration. While YouTube is the central part of their careers, they also do other things that they are equally excellent at. They are multi-faceted, and that is clear to all of their fans.


Lester posted his first YouTube video when he was 19. Since then, his channel has grown and now has over 4 million subscribers as of May 2021. He also has several other channels where he posts amazing content.

Howell also posted his first YouTube video in October 2009. His primary channel and his second channel have both been doing exceptionally well. His channel, Dan Howell, has over 6 million subscribers as of May 2021.

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The two also have joint channels where they collaborate to create great content. Their channel, DanAndPhilGAMES, has over 3 million subscribers. They also created a channel, DanAndPhilCRAFTS, as an April Fools joke.


Are Dan and Phil together
Dan and Phil. Photo: @danandphil
Source: Instagram

Due to their successful collaborations, the duo managed to land jobs as presenters of BBC Radio 1’s Sunday evening entertainment and request show. They are interactive with the audience and feature any song request they receive from the public. The show won the Sony Golden Headphones award only four months after they started hosting it.

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In 2007, Lester appeared as a contestant on The Weakest Link and made it to the final round. He also played Tim in Faintheart in 2008 and has also appeared in an advert that year.

In 2013, the duo appeared on Friday Download. They hosted the worldwide YouTube Livestream of the Brit Awards and also made backstage videos for their channel. In 2015, they had video cameo appearances in the UK cinema release of Big Hero 6. They also voiced two gorilla princes named Majinuni and Hafifu in the episode The Lost Gorillas ofThe Lion Guard.

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In 2016 August, Howell and Lester developed an app called The 7 Second Challenge. The app is based on a YouTube challenge that Phil started on his channel. However, in 2019, the app was discontinued. In 2017, they released a party board game called Truth Bombs.

What happened to Dan and Phil?

Since they started their YouTube channels, the two have been posting on what seems to be a regular schedule. However, one day Dan Howell stopped uploading. After one year of being inactive, he posted a coming out video and has been MIA on his YouTube since then. The reason for his silence remains unknown.

Dan has, however, made several appearances on Phil's channel which gives his fans hope that his YouTube career is not over just yet.

Soon after Dan's coming out video, Phil also revealed in a video that he is gay. The timing of these reveals was suspicious to a lot of fans. Phil, however, remains an active YouTuber.

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Are they dating?

Are Dan and Phil a couple? No. The two YouTubers are not dating. However, speculations that they are have been making rounds on social media. It is common to hear Dan being referred to as Phil Lester's boyfriend. Dan Howell dating life has been kept very private, and so has Phil’s. We, therefore, don’t know who Phil Lester boyfriend is.

In his 2019 video, where he came out, he called Phil his best friend and even used the term soul mate. He, however, did not mention any romantic involvement between the two of them.

Did Dan and Phil break up? Since they are not involved romantically, it is safe to assume that they have not broken up. Dan has taken a brief hiatus, and that is why they don’t appear in joint projects as much as they used to.

Do Dan and Phil still live together? In 2012, the two moved in together since they already spent a lot of time together working on their joint projects. Information about whether or not they still live together is unavailable.

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