'Strictly' star Joe Sugg sometimes thinks he was happier as roof thatcher

YouTuber Joe Sugg doesn't expect 'Strictly' fans to recognise him
Joe Sugg found fame on YouTube. (PA)

Joe Sugg has admitted he sometimes feels he was happier when he was a roof thatcher.

The 30-year-old, the brother of online star Zoella, had a roofing job before he found fame on YouTube and said that life gave him a "solid structure".

Talking about burnout on The Diary Of A CEO podcast, Sugg said around 2016 or 2017 he had a lot going on with online channels and a book coming out

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"It got to a point where I was like, 'My life as a roof thatcher before all this - there was no feeling like this, how I'm feeling now'," he said.

"I had such a solid structure - up at this time, go to work until this time, go back, unload the straw, load up the van again, go and see my Nan and give her the paper, go home, go to the gym and then that was it."

The star was asked if he was happier back then, and replied: "There's been a lot of times throughout my life where I've looked back and I've thought that was (happier), I think just because of the structure."

However, Sugg also said he was happy with the route he'd eventually gone down.

After finding fame on YouTube, Sugg went on to appear on TV shows like Would I Lie To You and The One Show.

Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Joe Sugg is in a relationship with Strictly's Dianne Buswell. (Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)

In 2018, he was one of the contestants on Strictly and was partnered with professional dancer Dianne Buswell.

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The pair went on to become an item and are still together.

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