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Monday, February 22, 2016

Knutsford 9-Year-Old YouTube Sensation Nominated For Award In Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards

A nine-year-old boy from Knutsford in Cheshire has been nominated for an international children's award after gaining more than 600,000 followers on YouTube!

Ethan Gamer TV, as he is known on the video sharing website, has been nominated in the "UK Best Tipster" category of Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards for his YouTube channel which shows him giving tips on how to play games and unboxing toys.


Ethan is now up against some of his biggest idols in the video blogging industry, such as 'Mr. Stampy Cat' and 'The Diamond Mine Cart'.

"It feels absolutely amazing," said Ethan in an interview with the Knutsford Guardian. "It feels incredible to be nominated with some of my favourite YouTubers.

"I would like to thank all my fans for supporting my channel and helping me get nominated for the award. I really appreciate it."

The awards, which cover a range of categories including 'Best Male Singer' with nominees including Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran, will be presented at a star-studded slime-filled event at the "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles, California on Saturday 12th March 2016.

"Sadly, I can't go as I'll be in school," added Ethan.

Ethan began his YouTube career two years ago when he created a channel as part of a 'father and son' project.

"He started watching other kids online and started watching people playing video games," said his father Kevin. "It just went from there. It has grown into something really big. People like to watch him because he is a funny guy.

"I support him with all the technical stuff, but it's him that the viewers tune in for. This is a massive achievement for Ethan, just to be nominated. We are so proud of him."

Ethan and his family are now urging Knutsford residents and fans to get online and vote for him.

Fans can vote for Ethan at kca.nick.co.uk, via the Nick Play app and on Twitter using the hashtags #KCA #VoteEthanGamerUK (each Tweet must include both hashtags for the vote to count). Visitors can view Ethan's YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/EthanGamerTV.

Tune into Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon's 29th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by country music superstar Blake Shelton and UK hosts Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, to find out if Ethan wins a coveted orange blimp on Sunday 13th March 2016 from 5:00pm, only on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK!

Congratulations and good luck, Ethan!
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