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30th Jun 2023

PewDiePie bids farewell to YouTube ahead of birth of his first child

Charlie Herbert

PewDiePie announces break from YouTube

He said he is ‘very close to becoming a dad’

PewDiePie has announced he is taking a break from YouTube ahead of the imminent birth of his first child.

In February this year, the YouTuber, real name Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, announced he is set to become a dad.

In a minute-and-a-half video, the YouTuber confirmed that he and his wife, Marzia, are expecting a baby, sparking an outpouring of joy from his followers.

PewDiePie said the news was “kinda strange” but that he was “so excited” to enter “new territory”.

“I feel really ready and so does Marzia,” he said. adding that he felt “so lucky” to be starting a family with the “woman I love”.

And in a recent video, he confirmed he would be stepping away from YouTube and that the baby was “getting very close now.”

The 33-year-old said: “Just wanted to say, it’s getting very close now. Very close to becoming a dad. I’m very, very, very excited.

“I don’t know what it’s gonna be like. I don’t know if I’ll have time to make videos. Is it gonna be chaos? I don’t know, but I imagine I will not upload for a while.”

“So, just wanted to say thank you for all the support in these vlogs. We’re so happy you guys have enjoyed them and we can share a bit of our life here, but I think, for now, we might take a little break until we come back again.

“And yeah, just wanted to let you guys know. Thank you.”

He did not give a date for when he may return to the platform, so who knows when he’ll be back.

PewDiePie is one of the most successful and popular YouTubers in the world, with his channel having racked up tens of billions of views.

Between December 2014 and February 2017, his channel was the most viewed on YouTube, and in 2016 he was named on Time’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

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