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Crowds flock to Birmingham Bullring to see YouTuber Canking

By Jordan Reynolds | Birmingham | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Hundreds of people flocked to Birmingham city centre to see a YouTuber this afternoon.

Hundreds of people flocked to Birmingham city centre to see Canking. Photo: SnapperSK

Youtuber Canking, whose real name is Jayden Gray, was holding a meet and greet with other vloggers in the Bullring shopping centre.

Young fans congregated outside shops to see the videomaker from Birmingham who has 269,000 subscribers on Youtube and more than 48,000 followers on Instagram.

Canking, centre in the West Bromwich Albion shirt, in a recent video. Photo: Canking/YouTube
Hundreds of people flocked to Birmingham city centre to see Canking. Photo: SnapperSK
Thousands headed to the Bullring yesterday to see Youtuber Canking. Photo: SnapperSK

Canking's videos mainly feature him doing pranks, asking people questions on the street or offering members of the public money to do challenges such as punching him in the face.

He had publicised the event on his Instagram account as "Canking's Covid Fi Dead Meet and Greet" starting at 2pm.

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Hundreds of people flocked to Birmingham city centre to see Canking. Photo: SnapperSK
Hundreds of people flocked to Birmingham city centre to see Canking. Photo: SnapperSK

Under the current coronavirus rules, gatherings of more than six people who do not live in the same household are not allowed.

Superintendent Gareth Morris, of West Midlands Police, wrote on Twitter: "Numbers of groups in the city centre appear to be a result of some internet bloggers attending the city and young fans turning up hoping to see them.

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"Officers in attendance and hopefully starting to resolve now."

Hundreds of people flocked to Birmingham city centre to see Canking. Photo: SnapperSK
Hundreds of people flocked to Birmingham city centre to see Canking. Photo: SnapperSK
Hundreds of people flocked to Birmingham city centre to see Canking. Photo: SnapperSK
Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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