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Late Late Show appearance for Jacksepticeye

Story by Adrian Cusack

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018 4:24pm

Late Late Show appearance for Jacksepticeye

Sean McLoughlin, aka. Jack Septiceye (Pic: Instagram)

YouTube star and former Athlone resident 'Jacksepticeye' will be one of the guests on this Friday's Late Late Show on RTE One. 

The 28-year-old, whose real name is Sean McLoughlin, has become a YouTube phenomenon in recent years. 

He currently has over 18 million subscribers to his lively and colourful videos, most of which involve him playing and commentating on video games.

Sean lived and recorded his videos in an apartment in Athlone for a number of years before moving to Brighton, England, last May. 

In a tweet yesterday, he said he was excited to be making an appearance on the Late Late: 

 

His mother, Florrie McLoughlin, said many people thought her son was from Athlone but that he was "a Cloghan man through and through." 

It's understood that Sean studied hotel and leisure management in college in Athlone before becoming a full-time YouTube video creator.

In an interview with the Westmeath Independent early last year, he said his success on YouTube changed his life “in every way possible.”

“I'm way busier than I've ever been but I'm doing something I have such an incredible passion for that I enjoy being that busy,” he said.

“I have had a lot of opportunities open up for me and it's very humbling to hear stories from people who watch my content.” 

He said the majority of his YouTube followers - around 60% - are based in the United States, while some 4-8% of the subscribers are in Ireland.

His success has led to the recent announcement of a Jacksepticye US tour with his stage show, 'How Did We Get Here?' 

The tour will be taking place in late March and early April, and it will involve shows in Dallas, Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Orlando, Atlanta, Durham North Carolina, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Boston. 

His appearance on the Late Late Show is expected to involve a general chat about his life and career, how he got started and how he has made a career out of YouTube.

 

 

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