Hundreds of eager young men have camped outside Nine’s Sydney studio overnight for a chance to catch a glimpse of their favourite social media stars.
Chaotic scenes were captured early Monday morning where crowds had already been waiting hours in anticipation of the arrival of YouTube personalities Logan Paul and KSI.
The duo arrived in Sydney after being mobbed by droves of hardcore fans in Perth, where they were last week as part of their national tour.
Thousands have gathered outside Nine to get a glimpse of Logan Paul and KSI. Picture: Nine
Paul, who describes himself an “artist, boxer and wrestler”, has more than 23 million subscribers on YouTube and last year announced his drink company partnership with KSI.
The pair founded the drink Prime, which became the Premier League team Arsenal’s official drink, and is expected to feature heavily at UFC fighting events.
Paul is set to chat with Today hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo during the program on Monday.
Some camped outside the building overnight. Picture: Nine
Fans outside the building told Nine they thought Paul was “an inspirational guy, inspirational man” and the pair were “amazing people”.
“I love them with my whole heart,” one crazed fan said.
Fans have camped out the night outside the the @Channel9 building, all hoping to catch a glimpse of social media sensations @LoganPaul and @KSI#9Today | WATCH LIVE 5.30am pic.twitter.com/mf1GsZLLdX
â€” The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) February 12, 2023
Police were called in to ensure the rowdy group, which is speculated to have grown to more than 1000 people, in check.
Stefanovic described them a “good crowd” that emitted the “sweet smell of Lynx Africa”.
“It’s going to be energy filled, it’s going to be action packed, and hold onto your hats,” he told viewers.
One mischievous crowd member was shooed away from Stefanovic after putting his arm around him during the segment.
Rowdy crowd members bombarded host Karl Stefanovic. Picture: Nine
“He can cuddle me man, just let the guy cuddle me,” the host ordered, informing viewers that “security is on hand and everything will be OK”.
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Some other rowdy revellers then invaded the interaction, one putting a neon green bucket hat on his head and another barging in with his handheld camera.
“Perfect Monday morning. This is the life, we love it,” Stefanovic said.
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