A young Uddingston boy who dreams of being an internet star is already riding the right path to success.
For five-year-old Leon Kennedy has become a YouTube sensation after notching up over 1000 subscribers.
The youngster, who attends Tannochside Primary, regularly posts videos of himself having fun with his mum in their Viewpark home and he’s amassing hundreds of views on each one.
They include making a cardboard slide down the stairs, playing Nerf wars, cooking, building and creating things such as fun lava lamps, playing with his dog Fuzz and having fun in their ball pit.
Future videos will show the family create their very own home soft play, funny DIY box builds and challenges.
Leon’s proud mum Chanelle Anne told the Advertiser: “Leon watches the Sharer family on YouTube a lot and recently he asked me for a Lamborghini as they had one! I laughed and said I would never be able to afford a Lamborghini and that the Sharer family have worked hard on their videos to afford one.
“A few weeks later Leon approached me and said out the blue that he wanted to be on TV, so I said ‘Ok, let’s set up my phone and we can record you’.
“He was having none of that and said ‘No mum, I mean on YouTube’.
“I was a little shocked and replied ‘Don’t be silly you can’t do that’, and he said ‘Mummy, we don’t say we can’t, we say we can try’, as that is what I always tell him.
“So, eating my own words, I had to figure out how to open a channel and upload a wee fun video of him, thinking it would just be a phase and fade out, but with the support of friends and family it started to really take off and he is getting hundreds of views and has already nearly got 1500 subscribers in just three months.”
Chanelle Anne has been completely overwhelmed by everyone’s reaction to little Leon’s fun videos and has even enlisted the help of a professional YouTuber to help him along the way.
She added: “Leon is so determined to make a real go of this and he comes up with new ides all the time for his next video – he’s certainly keeping me busy in lockdown that’s for sure!
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“We are aiming for all-rounder videos and now focusing on a few new challenges, and he wants to create a home soft play.
“A huge thank you to everyone who follows him and supports him – you are all helping to make his dreams come true.”
You can watch all the fun at Leon’s YouTube channel.