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Last Updated: Monday, 1 October 2007, 15:50 GMT 16:50 UK
Teenager's tea tips cause a stir
Charlie McDonnell
Mr McDonnell set up his site in April
A teenager's homemade video on how to be English is to feature on an American TV show, co-hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.

Charlie McDonnell, 17, from Combe Down, Bath, started posting video blogs on YouTube in April.

More than 1.5 million people have watched his "How to be English" advice, which includes tips on making tea.

The film will now feature on ABC's daytime show The View - and Charlie has also been asked to speak at an internet conference in Europe.

About 13,000 fans now subscribe to regular updates.

'Really positive'

Charlie said: "I set up a YouTube account about six months ago and thought I might as well do something with it and started filming little videos and sketches.

"The How to be English one was one of the most popular. I got quite a few comments from Brits accusing me of being an American pretending to be English.

"But the responses have been really positive and it's interesting to see how Americans view the British."

His videos took off after one was featured on YouTube's homepage.

The eight-minute clip, How to get featured on You Tube, offered tips to other bloggers and saw the number of his weblog subscribers rise from 100 to 4,300 in a few days.




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