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Derry YouTuber Adam B taking photos with fans during his the big 20k giveaway where he travelled around Derry in an ice cream truck giving gifts to people he believed deserved them.

Derry YouTuber Adam B taking photos with fans during his the big 20k giveaway where he travelled around Derry in an ice cream truck giving gifts to people he believed deserved them.

Derry YouTuber Adam B taking photos with fans during his the big 20k giveaway where he travelled around Derry in an ice cream truck giving gifts to people he believed deserved them.

Local internet star Adam B has come up with a novel way to excite his huge army of fans - by writing his first book.

The 20-year-old is a YouTube sensation with almost three million subscribers to his channel watching his weekly homemade videos.

His rise to fame has seen him land a presenting slot on kids' telly show The Dog Ate My Homework on CBBC with him set to follow that up with more TV work later this year.

But busy Adam - whose full name is Adam Beales - told Sunday Life that work has already started on his first book as well.

He revealed: "I am working on a book, I'm working on a graphic novel which hopefully will be out next year.

"I'm really excited for it, we're making really good progress on it.

"It's about a story that's based loosely on my life but not really, it's a fictional story about a boy who does YouTube and the twists and turns of how he gets there and it's a very captivating story.

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Lucas-Noah Broderick, who is a fan of YouTube star Adam Beales who is also from Derry city, set up his own channel in February posting fun videos of himself pranking his dad Paul.

Lucas-Noah Broderick, who is a fan of YouTube star Adam Beales who is also from Derry city, set up his own channel in February posting fun videos of himself pranking his dad Paul.

Lucas-Noah Broderick, who is a fan of YouTube star Adam Beales who is also from Derry city, set up his own channel in February posting fun videos of himself pranking his dad Paul.

"I'm really proud of it so far and I hope kids and parents will enjoy it too.

"It's almost like David Walliams in a way, you know that sort of graphic novel type, so I'm really, really excited for that.

"It's been in the works now for over a year and, yeah, I'm super, super proud of where it's got too."

Kind-hearted Adam hit the headlines when he splashed out £20,000 of his own cash to surprise scores of people in his native Londonderry with "random acts of kindness".

He drove around the city in an ice-cream van handing out gifts like computers, mobile phones and toys to deserving locals in need of a pick-me-up who had been nominated online, but he also fired out cash to complete strangers as well.

Among the people surprised was a 14-year-old girl who has had a tough time of it after having a stroke who he gave a new iPad and kids who had been subjected to bullying.

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Derry YouTuber Adam B drops off hampers to staff at Altnagelvin Hospital in the big 20k giveaway where Adam travelled around Derry in an ice cream truck giving gifts to people he believed deserved them.

Derry YouTuber Adam B drops off hampers to staff at Altnagelvin Hospital in the big 20k giveaway where Adam travelled around Derry in an ice cream truck giving gifts to people he believed deserved them.

Derry YouTuber Adam B drops off hampers to staff at Altnagelvin Hospital in the big 20k giveaway where Adam travelled around Derry in an ice cream truck giving gifts to people he believed deserved them.

Other gifts included a new Macbook and art set for a young woman trying to start a business as an artist, a microwave with money inside and a PlayStation for a young boy who broke his during the lockdown.

On top of the ice cream van deliveries, Adam also surprised Derry mum Bronagh Burke (29) who lost her husband Thomas suddenly in April by giving her a new car and gifting her twins Adam and Aoife with toys.

Adam is one of Ireland's biggest YouTubers and his success has not only made him well-off but it has seen him sign with an agent in the States and headhunted for TV projects.

He said: "YouTube will always be my lifeblood and always be my passion in life because that's what got me to where I am today and I'm really thankful.

"I was actually co-hosting The Dog Ate My Homework on CBBC there last year and that was my first proper presenting opportunity.

"And I have a very exciting opportunity this year that I can't wait to announce in terms of TV work as well, so it's all exciting - it's crazy what a camera and an internet connection can do."

As well as his own channel, his little brother Callum has one and there is also a family channel that includes his mum Edelle and dad Paul.

His mum is a cousin of Girls Aloud pop star Nadine Coyle and Adam said that her daughter Anaiya is one of his fans and that Nadine has asked him to come and surprise her in the past.

Last month generous Adam went viral after surprising them with a new home which took him a year to plan. He then broadcast the heart-warming surprise online.

Belfast Telegraph