I'm surprised CBBC went for Ali-A, his videos from what I can see aren't very kid friendly. Usually if CBBC want a Youtuber to guest star or host something it's Oli White, Zoe Sugg or Joe Sugg. Same with Lord Aleem really.
Because he plays games from a franchise (albeit declining since 2013) aimed towards an adult audience, yet it also appeals to young kids as well? Maybe that's why.
Yes, but CBBC tends to distance itself from these types of things.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see if he can move from presenting Youtube to TV seamlessly.
Yep - looking at his videos, he does have an enthusiastic personality from the looks of it - though his YouTube focus has largely ballooned up - vlogs and gameplay of other games including Pokemon GO and Minecraft seem to be growing. Thanks in part to Call of Duty's decline (I'd say it peaked towards the tail-end of the PS3/X360 era), and with how stained the game's reputation is towards certain people.
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