The English YouTuber Dan Howell published a picture of him on Instagram, attracting the attention of his fans on social media, as he wears what appears to be black lingerie, and followers expressed their admiration for the photo and opinions differed about it.
While Dan commented on the picture as follows: “what do you post on instagram when you don’t do anything or go anywhere“.
He is an English YouTuber and presenter. He is best known for his YouTube channels Daniel Howell , which has reached over six million subscribers, and DanAndPhilGAMES. Together with frequent collaborator and best friend Phil Lester, Howell presented Sunday night entertainment show Dan and Phil on BBC Radio 1 from January 2013 until August 2014, and presented the station’s Internet Takeover slot from September 2014 until April 2016.
Howell and Phil Lester met on the Internet in 2009 and in person that October.
They have lived together since August 2011, first in Manchester before moving to London in July 2012.
In 2019, Howell revealed that the two have been romantically involved but did not discuss their current relationship status, stating “I’m somebody that wants to keep the details of my personal life private. So is Phil.”
In October 2017, Howell posted a video, “Daniel and Depression”, in which he revealed that he had suffered from clinical depression. He also spoke of his journey to recovery, which involved taking antidepressants, seeing a therapist, and focusing on “basic self-care”.
Howell uploaded the video one day after World Mental Health Day, in which he and Lester supported #HelloYellow, a mental health campaign by UK-based YoungMinds, prompting the organisation to name Howell their newest ambassador. That same year, Howell supported and became involved in Stop, Speak, Support, an anti-cyberbullying campaign launched by Prince William.
Following a hiatus from YouTube, in June 2019 Howell came out as queer and gay in a video uploaded on his channel; he also said that he doesn’t “feel the need to use labels.” He discussed external and internalized homophobia he dealt with over the course of his life, particularly in school, to the point of a suicide attempt when he was a teenager. He came out to his family earlier that month over email.