Jay Swingler (born: March 17, 1995) and Romell Claudius Henry (born: February 8, 1995 ), better known online as TGFbro, abbreviated as Taking Grandads Fistings, are a British duo YouTubers that make challenge, comedy and prank videos.
Jay and Romell were raised in the town of Dudley in the West Midlands; just outside of Birmingham, England. Jay being born at Wordsley hospital in West Midlands, and Romell being born in Lisbon, Portugal, before later settling down in Birmingham.
Being brought up in Dudley has given them both a strong Black Country accent, which contributes to the hilarity of their content. The Black Country accent is one of the best known and loved accents in the United Kingdom.
When he was young, Jay played semi-professional football with a team called the Kidderminster Harriers, but quit because he wanted to spend more time on his videos. He was 12 when he started making videos for YouTube, uploading Call of Duty content but not taking it very seriously. He and Romell posted their first YouTube video, "The Laughter Challenge," in May of 2012.
Jay also went to Halesowen college at a point in time to study photography/film studies, but did not enjoy it. He later quit with no backup plan beyond his YouTube career. Romell began attending the University of Worcester in 2014.
CareerJay and Romell usually record and upload comedy and prank videos. Most of these usually result in pain and vomiting due to the aspects that they eat and take part in. They usually record their videos locally in Dudley, Halesowen, Oldbury and Birmingham whilst also visiting other places such as Leeds, London (Thailand as they referred it as) and Los Angeles.
Currently, their channel TGFbro has over 4 million subscribers with over 817 million views. The pair do not have a style of videos, every video is different with more random content. Their YouTube channel description currently reads:
"Welcome to TGF.. The channel where you’ll see the most bizarre things on the internet, and for some strange reason, we still have all of our limbs."
In 2015, the pair attended VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Los Angeles, California. They met with various YouTubers and Vinders whilst still finding the time for pranking and trolling members of the public.
Jay and Romell have organised meet ups with fans in the city of Birmingham. Most recently, they met fans at the ThinkTank Millenium Point in Birmingham. This is an opportunity for fans to meet, take photos with the pair and even write on Jay's body.
- Jay has a sister.
- Jay was born on St. Patricks Day