Phil Lester

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Name: Philip Michael Lester
Also Known As: Phil, AmazingPhil
Occupation: YouTube creator
Medium: YouTube
Works: see Phil's YouTube Channel
Official Website(s): Phil's YouTube Channel
Radio 1 page
Fan Website(s): Fanpop
On Fanlore: Related pages

Philip Michael "Phil" Lester (aka AmazingPhil) is a British YouTuber, vlogger and BBC Radio 1 presenter.

He is one half of Dan & Phil with Dan Howell. (See: Phandom)


Phil Lester was born January 30, 1987 and raised in Rawtenstall, Lancashire alongside his older brother Martyn Lester. The two siblings attended Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School.

Phil later completed a degree in English Language and Linguistics from the University of York and a post graduate in the Department of Theatre, Film and television. He then went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Video Postproduction with Specialisation in Visual Effects.

Phil has been living with friend and fellow YouTuber Dan Howell since August 2011.

Phil came out as gay in June 2019.


The Juggernaut Ship in the fandom is Phan, the slash pairing involving Phil and Dan Howell. Most fans of this ship believed that they are together in real life. This was confirmed in Dan's coming out video "Basically, I'm Gay", where he said that him and Phil were more than friends.

As of January 26, 2016, there are 4571 works tagged "Phil Lester" on AO3. An overwhelming majority are listed as Phan (Phil Lester/Dan Howell), either as a romantic or platonic ship.

Phil/OFC and Phil/OMC are also anecdotically present.

Example Fanworks