A US social media star has taken a trip to the seaside to meet up with two old YouTuber friends.

Brighton-based couple Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes took to Instagram to share photos with American personality Joey Graceffa on Brighton beach.

The trio, who have a combined YouTube following of more than 22 million subscribers, were seen enjoying an ice cream on the seafront and a walk along the beach.

Zoe, who previously went by the online pseudonym Zoella, posted six photos with the caption: “Had the best afternoon catching up with @JoeyGraceffa.

“Even when the wind destroyed our ice creams before we could eat them and the sea engulfed our shoes.”

Joey, who has amassed more than 2.6 billion views across his three YouTube channels, commented on the post saying: “ Still confused how the wind melted our ice cream… miss you guys already.”


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The trio, who became friends back in 2013, have several videos together across their YouTube channels.

A number of friends and fans of the trio commented on their posts, highlighting what a throwback the meet-up was.

One fan commented “I feel old”, while another said “Omgggg this feels like the old YouTube days again.”

A third said: “I feel 13 again.”

Close friend to the group and fellow social media star Tyler Oakley said: “The days!”

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Joey was a contestant on the 22nd and 24th seasons of The Amazing Race and has appeared in a handful of short films.

The US social media star began uploading videos to YouTube in 2007, at the age of 16. He now has more than 3.9 million Twitter followers and more than 5.5 million Instagram followers.

Zoe announced in March that she is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Alfie.

The YouTuber, businesswoman and author announced the news to her 9.2 million Instagram followers with a video featuring footage of her ultrascan and a shot of her showing off her baby bump in the mirror of her walk-in wardrobe.

The 31-year-old, who lives in Brighton, said her baby girl is due in September.