A POPULAR YouTuber has announced he is moving to Brighton.

TommyInnit, real name Thomas Simons, has revealed his plans to move to the city next year.

Across his YouTube channels, the 17-year-old has gained over 22.4 million subscribers and amassed over 1.62 billion views.

TommyInnit, originally from Nottingham, rose to fame by producing Minecraft-related videos and livestreams.

While appearing as a guest on the What’s Good Podcast with fellow YouTubers Randolph and Miniminter, TommyInnit said: “I’m going to move to Brighton next year.

“I like Nottingham - I still want to have my office and my room there. I want to have my HQ there.

“I’m going to do college, get me a little diploma and then move to Brighton and do some YouTube videos.”

TommyInnit’s main Twitch streaming channel has reached over 6.4 million followers, making it the most-followed Minecraft channel on Twitch, as well as the 12th most-followed overall on the platform.

A number of YouTube stars, including PewDiePie, Saffron Barker, Zoella and Alfie Deyes, have lived in Brighton.

Other online celebrities including Joe Weller, Jacksepticeye and GeorgeNotFound live in Sussex.

The Argus: YouTuber TommyInnit with fellow content creator Wilbur Soot YouTuber TommyInnit with fellow content creator Wilbur Soot

In August last year, TommyInnit released a video of himself and a group of other Minecraft YouTubers visiting Brighton.

In the video, which has amassed 31 million views, the content creator goes paddle boarding, plays arcade games on Brighton Palace Pier and walks around the city centre.

He created his first YouTube channel, entitled Channelnutpig, in February 2013.

TommyInnit, his main channel on YouTube, was created on December 24, 2015, but he uploaded his first video on the channel in September 2018.

In July last year, he joined the roleplay-focused Minecraft server Dream SMP, run by eponymous YouTuber Dream.

He also holds two official Guinness World Records for the most viewers of a Minecraft gameplay livestream on Twitch and the most followed Minecraft channel on Twitch.