Young YouTube star from Derry surprises family with brand new house

  • Derry YouTube sensation, Adam Beales surprised his family last week with a brand-new house while recording the big reveal for his YouTube channel, which boasts almost three million subscribers.

    Known online as Adam B, the 20-year-old managed to keep the luxury purchase a secret from his mum and dad, Edelle and Paul, for almost a year.

    The whole scheme however nearly collapsed with the Covid-19 lockdown.

    Adam had signed the final papers on the house the day before lockdown was announced but couldn’t press ahead.

    He said last week: “… with the property market opening back up again across the UK, I enquired with the local council and government to see if what I was planning to do, was allowed at this stage. Thankfully, it was.

    “I don't want people to get the wrong ideas that this house was just bought on a whim by some obnoxious vlogger during times like these.

    “This has been in the pipeline for quite some time now and it just so happens that the surprise takes place during these crazy times.

    “However, I do hope people can see that it was quite a long, up and down journey to eventually hand over the keys to my parents.”

    Earlier in May Adam donated more than £1,000 each to individual people in need that contacted him on his Twitter feed.

    He added: “I love getting involved with good causes and I’m fortunate to be in a position where I can help others. I’ve some charity work in the planning at the minute and I’m just itching to get telling people about these fantastic causes that make such a massive difference in people’s lives.”

    Adam’s parents had been considering a move since 2018 and had been viewing multiple properties, but Adam said the one he purchased was the only place that made their “jaws drop”.

    The young online star has garnered hundreds of thousands of followers across various social media platforms with his pranks and sketches, and wanted to gift his parents a new home for helping him pursue his dream.

    “They understood the passion that I had for YouTube and kept motivating me to strive for more,” he explained. “I guess what really meant so much to me, is that they believed in me.

    “It would have been easy for them to encourage me to stop YouTube and pursue university in fear that YouTube may not work out.”

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    The house Adam bought has four bedrooms, which is the same as his family’s previous home, so he said “they're not downsizing or upsizing”.

    He added though that as it is a new-build, “it has all the mod-cons and everything is in pristine condition.”

    With the Covid-19 pandemic ongoing, it is uncertain when the Beales family will move into their new house, but assured that they will adhere to social distancing rules and are going to rent their own moving van with no one else’s help, to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus.

    Adam concluded by thanking the frontline NHS workers, who he said are the “true heroes out there” and also extended his gratitude to everyone that has watched his videos and supported him: “I hope to continue making good quality family entertainment and I can't wait to share more news in the coming months.”

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