William Jonathan Lenney (born: March 11, 1996YouTuber commonly associated with Stephen Tries, ImAllexx, Memeulous, the Sidemen, and, more recently, James Marriott. He was also a member of former channel XO, which, as of May 2020, has been inactive since June 20, 2019, alongside True Geordie, Stephen Tries, Laurence McKenna, and Max Smith and Cam Kirkham in later videos. Make sure to subscribe to WillNe and His second channel S2W.), better known online as WillNE, is an English commentary
Will was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was raised in Whitley Bay with his parents. He has a pet dog named Darcy.
As of roughly 2018, Will has been in a relationship with a woman named Mia (@miaxmon). She has appeared in a number of videos, both on the main channel and on the second channel, S2W.
It is a recurring joke on his channel that he has a square head, which leads to him often being compared to the Minecraft character Steve.
On February 24, 2020, Will explained in the TWOTI series I Went To Cody Ko's Show installment that he has a condition that can cause Reflex Anoxic Seizures or RAS for short. It's a condition that results in a brief stoppage of the heart through the excessive activity of the vagus nerve. Will explained that before 2019, he hadn't had one since 2008 at least and that it triggers him when he's "trapped" in a theatre or something similar watching gory stuff that goes into grotesque detail. The most recent seizure he had got triggered at the Tiny Meat Gang show when Noel Miller joked about his circumcision. Cody Ko and Noel noticed he was having one first. Pointing out that a dude in the crowd looked like he was getting into a fight first until it was confirmed to be a seizure by several people. Noel identified it was, in fact, Will who was suffering from one. His friends and his girlfriend and other attendees noticed it too. Simon - who was also at that show, Cody and Noel talked about it on their podcasts What's Good Podcast and Tiny Meat Gang Episode 121 - Blow These Bagpipes. Will was brought backstage to be taken further care of since when he regained consciousness, he was experiencing dizziness.
WillNE is well-known for his commentary reaction videos where he reacts and makes fun of things happening on the internet. He rose to fame by making videos on BGMedia that went viral.
WillNE often collaborates with Memeulous, ImAllexx and James Marriott and Stephen tries as they all live close to each other. He also collabs with his close friend Stephen Tries, the latter of which he did a tour within 2018, "This Week On The Internet Live" based on his popular series of the same name on his channel (often abbreviated to TWOTI).
Will is also good friends with all of the Sidemen members and has played in two of the Sidemen Charity football matches.
He also has a second channel called S2W (formerly Sub2WillNE) where he only makes Reddit and gaming videos, and extra content from main channel videos.
He was also a part of the channel XO, with other YouTubers Brian "True Geordie" Davis, Stephen Tries, Laurence "Lozcast" McKenna and, in later videos, Max Smith and Cam Kirkham. The channel featured skits, sports news, podcasts, and general comedy for over a year but, as of November 2019, has been inactive since June. It has been confirmed by XO member True Geordie that the XO channel is now an abandoned project and will not return.
In April 2020, WillNE started a collaboration channel alongside fellow UK Commentary boys Memeulous, ImAllexx & James Marriott called “EBOYS ”. The creation of the channel has also caused drama within the UK commentary scene, as INabber was not asked to join or told about the channel until after it’s creation
WillNE vs Morgz Mum
Since around December 2018, Will has been in a subscriber battle with Jill Hudson, better known as Morgz Mum. At first, it was a casual mention by Will saying she was closing in on him in sub count, but she seemingly knows who he is and mocked him after she overtook his channel. Will decided to make an advertisement on YouTube and Twitter featuring people like Stephen Tries, ImAllexx, and other friends and subscribers.
He explained how he mapped out the whole idea in the video I Bought Ads For My YouTube Channel to fight back and overtake Morgz Mum again, which introduced the movement #Sub2WillNE. Many of his subscribers joined in by making posters, buying billboards, printing out Will's flyer and posting them everywhere and many other things to get people to subscribe to his channel.
In the next TWOTI video, he explained Jill wasn't pleased and decided to throw darts at a picture of his face, among other things, to mock Will. Will then retaliated to this by saying they - he and the subs - "cannot lose to a middle-aged woman from Sheffield, UK".
In the TWOTI video Belle Delphine Responds To My Video, Will said Jill had responded. In the TWOTI before that, he, in the company of Alex, spent 2,500 pounds on Delphine's Patreon. He wasn't interested in her "NSFW" pictures but donated to gain more publicity against Jill again. They video chatted and discussed strategies on how to do this. Delphine responded to Will's £2,500 donation, which Will later showed to Alex and George; she [Delphine] said Morgz' Mum needed to be stopped, shot a doll with Jill's face on it several times with an AK-47 displayed in the background. She then threw the doll down a flight of stairs, thus showing she was "on Will's side" in the battle against Morgz Mum.
From early 2020 onwards, Will was gaining subs on Jill. In February, he was around 220.000 subscribers behind on her and steadily began closing the gap between them again. This re-ignited the "beef" for a brief period with Will asking people to sub to him instead of her like he did when the beef first started and Jill pretending to be beaten up by Will on her Tik Tok account. Other than Will mentioning this "war" sometimes after that, there wasn't much coming from Jill due to her uploading being unscheduled and slightly inactive.
Will eventually overtook Jill on April 10, 2020. He uploaded the video We Overtook Morgz Mum on the next day celebrating it. His channel had an increase of subscribers partly due to the video Making Youtubers Sing All Star - Smash Mouth Without Realising on April 4, 2020.
However, in the video REACTING to MORGZ'S DISS TRACK on ME! (Dear Mom), Jill said that she would soon be coming for Will, and possibly making a diss-track on him.
Note: The following dates are according to
- 1 million subscribers: December 28, 2017
- 2 million subscribers: January 8, 2019
- 3 million subscribers: September 8, 2019