The well-known YouTube gaming channel “Yogscast” was co-founded by Simon Lane, a British gaming expert. Additionally, he co-hosts the “YoGPoD” podcast. He is not just the creative director of Yogscast Ltd., but is also famous as Honeydew, his in-game alias. His moniker, Honeydew, was inspired by the character Bunsen Honeydew, a scientist on the television program “Muppets.” In 2008, Simon Lane and Lewis Brindley, who also co-host YoGPoD, started Yogscast. Lewis knew Simon was humorous when they first met while playing “World of Warcraft” and wanted to expose him to his fellow “World of Warcraft” players. They soon began producing films together and discovered that many others were interested in seeing their gaming exploits. When they began covering “Minecraft,” their channel’s popularity increased even further. Due to unexplained medical concerns, Simon abruptly left Yogscast in March 2015 and ended up in the hospital. Although Simon was soon discharged from the hospital, he needed time to rehabilitate and only returned to YouTube six months later, in September 2015. With “Trials of Skobbels Episode 1,” he returned. His participation in Yogscast projects began to decrease throughout 2016 despite the fact that he has now produced multiple series on the main channel. In March 2017, he took another break, and he hasn’t appeared in a main channel video since.
Simon Lane’s Career
Based in Bristol, Simon Lane’s Yogscast is a media production firm and video game publisher. The videos on the channel promoting the “MMO World of Warcraft” helped it become more well-known. But more recently, it started to be linked to video games like Grand Theft Auto, Garry’s Mod, and the sandbox title Minecraft. YoGPoD, the podcast offshoot of the Yogscast YouTube video series, is something he is really passionate about.
Yogscast offers humorous and humorous films, and in 2012 it broke a UK record by surpassing 1 billion views. The main character of the YouTube channel BlueXephos is Simon. At first glance, the content of this channel appears innocent and light, but closer inspection shows a twist—actually it’s a little aggressive with multiple meanings.
The two subcategories of his videos are “Simon Sings” and “Simon Plays.” Simple “Let’s Play” videos of various computer/console games are part of the “Simon Plays” series. These games occasionally have character voices, and the entire video has a story theme.
A sequence of musical interludes called “Simon Sings” features Simon performing his vocal impression of a cat being employed to clean a rug. He shows off his brain in these videos. For instance, he enjoys Jaffa Cakes, which he frequently mentions in films. Lewis assisted him in creating a Jaffa Cake Factory in their Tekkit series because of his passion for Jaffa Cakes.
When they hit 1 million subscribers, Lewis used a confetti pistol to shoot Simon’s bedroom light in a different video. In one of the films, Simon states that he keeps a cardboard cutout of Amy Pond from “Doctor Who” in his bedroom. He has made reference to his connection with Amy numerous times. He reported having the cutout at the “Rezzed 2014 Q&A” session, however, in March 2016, Simon tweeted that the cutout had to be recycled since a cat had broken into his home and urinated on it.
Simon’s Individual Life
On March 14, 1978, Simon Charles Lane was conceived. While he jokingly joked that his father’s name is Alan, it’s not a confirmed fact. He said this during a YoGPoD episode. He added that as a young boy, he had aspirations of becoming an astronaut. He was recommended to pursue a profession in insurance when he visited a career counselor during his time in school.
While a student at Cardiff University, he once had a failing grade in an astrophysics course. He was once expelled from a radio broadcast while still a student after calling the DJ a bastard live on air for interrupting an Alanis Morissette song.
Simon shared a home with a roommate in the early years of Yogscast. Simon Lane had briefly used the internet alias “Alejandew” in addition to “Honeydew” in 2010. A pun on the lyrics of the Lady Gaga song “Alejandro” inspired this name.
Simon Lane identifies as an atheist. He also owns an Ollie-named dog and several cats. Simon’s smoking habits were made known in a few episodes of YoGPoD. He now takes nicotine pills but no longer smokes. His nearsightedness necessitates the use of lenses with varying strengths, which causes one eye to appear larger than the other.
Estimated Net Worth
Simon is one of the wealthiest and most well-known YouTube stars. Simon Lane has a net worth of $5 million, per our analysis of data from sources including Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.