YouTuber Charlie McDonnell shares new pronouns in gender announcement

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By stefan armitage

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Charlie McDonnell has announced their new pronouns in a heartwarming gender reveal on Instagram.

The famed YouTuber - who became the first UK creator on the platform to reach one million subscribers - took to Instagram to share her news, writing alongside a selfie: "Gender reveal [...] Still going by Charlie but the new pronouns are she/they!"

The caption also included the transgender flag, with Charlie beaming a happy smile while sporting shoulder-length hair, glasses, and a yellow t-shirt.

And the response from her 154,000 followers has been overwhelmingly positive, with the post amassing over 47,000 likes and fans flooding the comments section with praise.

Welsh screenwriter and television producer Russell T Davies wrote: "Hello Charlie! Much love".

One fan added: "I just started watching more of your current content after growing up with your channel and seeing you thriving like this makes me SO happy omg."

"So happy for you! Love you Charlie," a third wrote.

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Credit: Instagram/@coollike

And over on Twitter, actor Barnaby Edwards also shared his joy for McDonnell, writing: "I taught Charlie how to work a Dalek, way back in the Matt Smith era. She was a joy to hang out with - intelligent, funny, modest. I’m delighted she’s found happiness."

A second fan also tweeted: "Charlie McDonnell @coollike came out as trans! She was the first youtuber I really enjoyed watching all the way back in the 2000s. They look amazing and so at peace [...] wishing you all the best Charlie."

After amassing over 2.1 million subscribers on YouTube, in 2019 McDonnell revealed that she was quitting the platform in order to focus on her career in screenwriting and filmmaking.

McDonnell was also a founding member of the band Chameleon Circuit. Also consisting of fellow vloggers Alex Day, Liam Dryden, and Chris Beattie - and later Ed Blann and Michael Aranda - the band became known for creating music inspired by the popular BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who.

During her screenwriting career, McDonnell has also written/co-written the short films The Tea Chronicles, Offline, Strangers in a Bed, and Our Brother.

Recently, She has also gained a huge following on Twitch, where interacts with fans by playing games.

Featured image credit: Instagram/@coollike / ANDREW WALTERS / Alamy

YouTuber Charlie McDonnell shares new pronouns in gender announcement

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By stefan armitage

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Charlie McDonnell has announced their new pronouns in a heartwarming gender reveal on Instagram.

The famed YouTuber - who became the first UK creator on the platform to reach one million subscribers - took to Instagram to share her news, writing alongside a selfie: "Gender reveal [...] Still going by Charlie but the new pronouns are she/they!"

The caption also included the transgender flag, with Charlie beaming a happy smile while sporting shoulder-length hair, glasses, and a yellow t-shirt.

And the response from her 154,000 followers has been overwhelmingly positive, with the post amassing over 47,000 likes and fans flooding the comments section with praise.

Welsh screenwriter and television producer Russell T Davies wrote: "Hello Charlie! Much love".

One fan added: "I just started watching more of your current content after growing up with your channel and seeing you thriving like this makes me SO happy omg."

"So happy for you! Love you Charlie," a third wrote.

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Credit: Instagram/@coollike

And over on Twitter, actor Barnaby Edwards also shared his joy for McDonnell, writing: "I taught Charlie how to work a Dalek, way back in the Matt Smith era. She was a joy to hang out with - intelligent, funny, modest. I’m delighted she’s found happiness."

A second fan also tweeted: "Charlie McDonnell @coollike came out as trans! She was the first youtuber I really enjoyed watching all the way back in the 2000s. They look amazing and so at peace [...] wishing you all the best Charlie."

After amassing over 2.1 million subscribers on YouTube, in 2019 McDonnell revealed that she was quitting the platform in order to focus on her career in screenwriting and filmmaking.

McDonnell was also a founding member of the band Chameleon Circuit. Also consisting of fellow vloggers Alex Day, Liam Dryden, and Chris Beattie - and later Ed Blann and Michael Aranda - the band became known for creating music inspired by the popular BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who.

During her screenwriting career, McDonnell has also written/co-written the short films The Tea Chronicles, Offline, Strangers in a Bed, and Our Brother.

Recently, She has also gained a huge following on Twitch, where interacts with fans by playing games.

Featured image credit: Instagram/@coollike / ANDREW WALTERS / Alamy