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24th May 2017

‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ is a decade old and seeing them now makes us feel depressingly old

Feel old yet?


850 million views, £1 million and 10 years later – Charlie bit my finger is as funny today as it was back in 2007.

Yes, it’s been a decade (what?!) since millions of viewers watched baby Charlie bite big brother Harry’s finger in a YouTube video which has become a classic.

Harry is now 13 and Charlie 11, and the brothers say the video no longer impacts their lives.

In 2009, the video was YouTube’s most-watched video but it was very possible that we might have never seen the video at all.

“It was only meant for family members,” dad Howard told the Daily Star. “It was too big for email, so YouTube stood out as a great vehicle to share it.”

And the money the family made from the video has allowed them to go on and have two more children.

“Without the clip, we couldn’t have had Rupert.”