This Is How Many Subscribers Joe Sugg Has LOST Since Joining Strictly Come Dancing

29 August 2018, 15:03 | Updated: 29 August 2018, 17:20

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Joe Sugg attends the red carpet launch for 'Strictly Come Dancing 2018' at Old Broadcasting House on August 27, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images)
Photo by Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images. Picture: Photo by Tim P. Whitby / Getty Images
Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

Things have got off to a rough start

Joe Sugg has not had the smoothest time since announcing that he would be taking part in the latest series of British reality show Strictly Come Dancing.

After suffering through an initial backlash from baffled Strictly fans who didn't know who he was and apparently didn't have access to Google, Joe has now apparently started to lose YouTube subscribers.

According to social stats tracker Social Blade, Joe has lost over 8,500 subscribers in the last month alone. Now this may have happened for a variety of reasons. A lot of YouTubers see their subscriber count level out, or even gradually fall, the longer their career goes on - and when you have subs in the millions this can be a drop in the ocean.

But the timing of this does seem to correlate very specifically to Joe's announcement that he was heading on the dancing show, so maybe some fans have an issue with it which is... very odd? If you like and support Joe it seems strange that you would be mad at him getting a cool TV opportunity? Who knows.

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Picture: Socialblade

On the bright side, it looks like his numbers are now recovering, so this seems to have (hopefully) just been a little bump in the road. Joe still has over 8 million subscribers on his main channel, so don't go worrying about him too much just yet.

We'll have to wait and see how Joe's YouTuber viewers react when he takes to the stage in the first episode of the new series, which premieres on Saturday September 8th.

In other news, it's been a big ol' year for Joe Sugg. As well as strutting his stuff on the dance floor and making videos online, Joe has also been teasing some original music on his social accounts. You can have a little listen to the clip Joe posted online right here (his voice is pretty damn good!)

[H/T: Daily Star]