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Brian Davis (born January 26, 1987 (1987-01-26) [age 34]), better known online as True Geordie, is a British YouTuber. Since 2016, he has been associated with the Sidemen.

About

Brian is from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He started YouTube under the name footballfan533, and first rose to prominence when his first video (titled A True Geordie's view on Nile Ranger) went viral. The video was about then-Newcastle footballer Nile Ranger after the striker came out and told the fans to "not bother turning up if they're going to boo".

Brian quickly gained a following due to his expletive and passionate opinions, and therefore changed his channel name to True Geordie, uploading more regularly. His channel name refers to the colloquial term "Geordie", a name associated with people from the Newcastle area.

He was originally known for uploading rants about his football, but has since become best-known for the eponymous True Geordie Podcast, hosted by himself and his best friend Laurence McKenna. Clips from the podcast are uploaded to Geordie's second channel - TG2 - which also features more boxing and MMA-based content.

Geordie was chosen the host and commentator for the KSI V Joe Weller fight in February 2018. He had previously been a commentator for some of the charity football matches.

KSI V Logan Paul

Following the positive reaction to his commentary on the KSI/Joe Weller fight, Brian was chosen to commentate on the first KSI V Logan Paul fight in August 2018. He was also the host for the UK-based press conference, during which Logan Paul unexpectedly left the stage before Geordie had asked the opening question. Paul later made a video explaining why he left the conferce, claiming the "Moderator" (Geordie) was biased towards KSI and that he was a "Logan and Jake Paul hater". Logan that Brian let KSI continue his opening statement for too long and referred to Geordie's video about Logan's suicide forest controversy, in which he viciously attacked Logan for his insensitivity towards the suicide victim.

Geordie responded to Logan, pointing out his silence and lack of rebuttal to KSI during the conference. Geordie also stated he felt indifferent towards the Pauls and that he did not, in fact, hate them. Despite this, Geordie was nearly removed from commentating the official KSI vs Logan Paul fight, which caused significant protest from the YouTube community; many creators including Boogie2988 and Calfreezy voiced their support for him. A petition was also launched which garnered over 15,000 signatures.

On 30 July 2018, after a phone call and a podcast between them, Geordie confirmed he had indeed forgiven Logan for all of his acts and made peace over the debacle. Therefore, it was declared that he'd be reinstated as commentator for the fight on 25 August 2018.

Over a year later in the run up to the KSI V Logan Paul rematch in November 2019, Geordie was introduced as the surprise host of the UK press conference by renowned boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. Brian confirmed that he would not be the official commentator for the fight, but intended to host his own live watchalong on his own channel. Prior to the fight, Geordie had both fighters on his podcast, along with parts of their teams, to discuss the fight. Following KSI's victory, Geordie stated on his live watch along that he hoped this would be the end of boxing matches between YouTubers.

Controversy

In August 2019, a screenshot leaked on Twitter of Brian sexting a woman via Instagram. As a result, this led to a widespread social media coverage and he became trending very quickly. Keemstar took this opportunity to address the news and received got a lot of disapproval from the viewers for invading Brian's privacy.

Shortly after, in a video called True Geordie Responds, he responded to the messages, with McKenna and Stephen Tries conducting a "roast" of Geordie to his face. As a result, this controversy died out fairly quickly and, unlike most YouTube controversies, did not result in him losing any subscribers.