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Adam Greenwood (born: August 5, 1998 (1998-08-05) [age 21])[1] was an English comedian, YouTube personality[2] and Presenter. He is best known for a publicity stunt on Twitter with Virgin Trains, which has been shared over 300 million times.[3] Adam works closely with Maker Studios,[1] a division of Disney Interactive.

Personal life

Greenwood attended Our Lady's Catholic College[4] and received excellent GCSE results, namely A Grades in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, ICT and Religious Studies.[5]

Online Life

Greenwood started his YouTube channel, AdamPlaysYT, in September 2012.[6] The channel was originally based on Minecraft let's play videos, but now features Vlogs as a primary format of content.

In September 2015, Greenwood posted a Facebook video[7] using a Self-balancing scooter laid on his stomach in a Sainsbury's supermarket. The video received almost half a million views within a day and sparked huge online controversy regarding the way a security employee handled the situation.

Media Coverage

In December 2014, Greenwood's Christmas ‘duet’ with popular The X Factor singer Paul Akister became an internet sensation with more than a quarter of a million views.[4] Greenwood stopped The X Factor runner-up on Market Street in Lancaster City Centre just before Christmas.[8] Wearing a Christmas jumper, Greenwood launched into an off-key rendition of ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey as a smiling Paul Akister looked on, bewildered.[4]

In January 2015, Greenwood made international news in a controversial story, regarding Virgin Trains. Greenwood was stuck in a Virgin Trains toilet with no toilet paper left, so he decided to Tweet and ask the company's social media manager for help.[9] He gave details of his location on the train and Virgin Trains employee MW notified staff on board the train, resulting in a member of the onboard team providing toilet paper to Greenwood. Greenwood told BuzzFeed: “I got a tweet from Virgin Trains asking which carriage I was on, so I responded quickly by peering out the toilet room door and checking the carriage letter - this wasn’t awkward at all I swear.".[10] The incident, known as #PooGate,[11] was reported by huge media outlets such as Daily Mail,[12] The Daily Telegraph,[13] and CNET.[14] The BBC reported that 300 million items[3] have been written or shared online about the episode to date.


In March 2016, Greenwood presented a gaming convention in Newcastle,[15] UK at the Northumbria University Students' Union.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Adam Greenwood YouTube Star - Famous Birthdays. Famous Birthdays (2 June 2016). Retrieved on 10 June 2016.
  2. Barrell, Ryan (6 January 2015). Virgin Trains Win Social Media For The Year After Saving YouTube Vlogger Adam Greenwood. Huffington Post UK. Retrieved on 2 June 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Parkinson, Justin (15 October 2015). What's it like to answer angry tweets about trains?. BBC News Magazine. Retrieved on 2 June 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 X Factor duet video goes viral. The Visitor (Morecambe newspaper) (31 December 2014). Retrieved on 9 June 2016.
  5. Feels good seeing these grades on college application forms and knowing I worked hard for them. Twitter (3 November 2014). Retrieved on 11 November 2014.
  6. One Of The Top Gaming Channels. BWD Magazine (1 March 2014). Retrieved on 9 June 2016.
  7. I GOT PUSHED OFF MY SWEGWAY BY SAINSBURY'S SECURITY AND I'M NOW BANNED. (23 September 2015). Retrieved on 9 June 2016.
  8. Lad’s funny duet with X Factor crooner goes viral. Lancashire Evening Post (4 January 2015). Retrieved on 9 June 2016.
  9. Barrell, Ryan (31 December 2014). Virgin Trains Win Social Media For The Year After Saving Adam Greenwood... With Loo Roll. Huffington Post. Retrieved on 6 June 2016.
  10. Smith, Patrick (6 January 2015). This Teen Needed Toilet Roll While Doing A Poo On A Train And Twitter Saved Him. BuzzFeed. Retrieved on 9 June 2016.
  11. Amako, Uche (7 January 2015). Teen saved after running out of toilet paper on train and tweeting for help. Daily Star. Retrieved on 9 June 2016.
  12. Hutchinson, John (7 January 2015). Teen rescued from embarrassing mishap after TWEETING Virgin Trains (that must have been an awkward handover). Daily Mail. Retrieved on 9 June 2016.
  13. Walton, Gregory (4 January 2015). Teen trapped without toilet paper on Virgin train Tweets for help. The Telegraph. Retrieved on 9 June 2016.
  14. Matyszczyk, Chris (7 January 2015). Teen tweets need for toilet paper on train, gets it. CNET. Retrieved on 9 June 2016.
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