28th March 2023

Top YouTuber Danny Malin the face of Rate My Takeaway was “emotional” after an exclusive meet and greet in Wakefield saw hundreds of fans travel from far and wide to meet the online star.

Fans headed to the recently purchased The Ridings Shopping Centre in Wakefield to meet Yorkshire funnyman Danny and we’re happy to wait up to three hours.

One fan in the queue from Barnsley said: “I missed the community we used to have until the pits closed. So it’s nice we can all be here together as part of Danny’s community.”

Another fan who had travelled from Northern Ireland with her husband said: “Every minute meeting Danny was worth it. We’re all less lonely because we follow him and watch his videos, he helps people’s mental health.”

43-year-old Danny who used to run care homes before working for Malcolm Michael’s butchers and then becoming a star said he was overwhelmed and “humbled” with the turnout.

He said: “Seeing friends and even young people with disabilities that I used to support blew me away.

“I just want to make people happy whether I’m filming, on tv or radio or hosting an event.”

Some fans had travelled from Northern Ireland, others from Scotland and down south for the event.

 Danny shot to fame during the pandemic for his hilarious Covid videos before becoming a hit Youtuber with over 500 million views and over 600k subscribers.

Danny is regularly spotted throughout the UK and decided to host his latest event at The Ridings Shopping Centre as he regularly shops there with his family and is a director for the social enterprise Sparkle.

He said: “I love the fayres and markets here as well as the antique shop, I feel at home with all the quirky things on the wall.”

Danny brought his motor home (his famous van) so fans could take a look inside and have a selfie.

He added: “I love to meet and greets because it is my fans who pay my bills and have got me where I am today.

Danny who is a director of Sparkle (Community Media CIC) which has a YouTube and podcasting studio at The Ridings.

Danny himself started from humble beginnings. He has gone from being a familiar face at Leeds Market to winning Youtube’s UK’s Breakthrough Creator of the Year Award 2021 confirming his popularity worldwide for his down-to-earth candid food review videos.

For all the information, go to: dannymalin.co.uk @dannymalinofficial @mrmrsyorkshire

Notes to Editor


Danny Malin, Youtuber, Host, and presenter of Rate My Takeaway

From selling meat off a market and enjoying the odd kebab to becoming a viral comedian online due to his funny social media videos and becoming the face of the now award-winning Rate My Takeaway seen by hundreds of millions worldwide.

Danny Malin has gone from being a familiar face at Leeds Market to winning Youtube’s UK’s Breakthrough Creator of the Year Award 2021 confirming his popularity across the world for his down-to-earth candid food review videos.

Since Danny’s viral success and his familiar Yorkshire catchphrases: “Now then guys back on the road again…” to his infamous “knacker cracker” and fond farewells to his videos: “See you soon guys,” he is not only a Youtuber, he presents on TV, hosts events and had had two Christmas songs released with Toddla T, all while being a family man at heart living in a humble home in West Yorkshire with his four children.

There’s nothing Danny loves more than spending quality family time exploring Yorkshire, eating food for a living, doing community work, and making funny videos just to make people smile.

Danny is an ambassador for a range of mental health charities, he supports up-and-coming northern stars of the community and he funds a range of community organisations.

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