Just in case you didn’t have access to either a television or British programming last night, it brings us great pleasure to tell you all that Zalfie were just crowned one of the most powerful celebrity couples in the entire world. In a two-hour TV special that featured mega-celebs such as KimYe and the Obama’s, we were literally over the moon to see two of our favourite YouTubers even considered amongst the mainstream goliaths!
Airing on Channel 5 at 9pm on the 27th of July, the show aimed to celebrate all of the worlds sexiest and most headline-grabbing celebrities in the media as of 2016 because “when it comes to celebrity power, two is definitely better than one”. The official ranking of the top 40 “ultimate celebrity power couples” was based off three key areas of their career; their wealth, media impact and political muscle – but where exactly did Zalfie place?
Okay, so they were only featured in the 40th position of a 40-ranking list – but they freaking made! Of all the celebrities and all the couples, YouTube’s homegrown British sweethearts had made their way to the rankings alongside other couples such as the Queen and Prince Phillip and even Beyonce and Jay Z. However, even though we were pretty hyped up with their achievement, we were a bit miffed at how the show talked about their fame…
As the very first couple of the show, Zalfie were the first celebrity pairing audiences were able to see – but they were immediately alienated from the rest of the line-up; “If you’re over 30, you probably haven’t heard of them”. The channel also defined them purely by their social media accounts by saying that combined “they have nearly 13 million subscribers on YouTube” which is “pretty powerful”, but never once discussed their political impact or wealth as they did with the rest of the couples. TBH, we felt a bit cheated… we wanted more Zalfie!
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