Minecraft YouTube star Dream has finally revealed his true identity to his millions of viewers.
His real face had never been seen by his followers despite making Minecraft videos over a number of years.
He was previously identified by a smiley face icon – but removed the disguise in a video released early on Monday.
The streamer said one reason he had taken the decision was because his friend – another Minecraft Youtuber known as ‘GeorgeNotFound’ – was moving from Britain to join him in the US.
Dream – real name Clay – said: “Hi. Feels so awkward – talking to a camera for the first time.
“My name is Clay, otherwise known as Dream online. May have heard of me.
“Why now? Why are you finally revealing your face?
“It’s because George – he’s my best friend, he’s been in the UK trying to get a Visa to come to America, to come move here and move in with me.
“George is going to be in the airport. I’m going to meet him for the first time. I’ve known him so long, feels like my entire life.
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“My goal was to just start doing things – get out. Meet creators, say hi to my friends, finally.
“Just get out in the world. I’ve been bunkered up.
“People are trying to leak my face. Tiny bit too much. I love you guys, but sometimes a little, little far.”
Dream has more than 30 million viewers on YouTube and a Twitter following of over five million.
The video of his unveiling on YouTube was viewed more than 13 million times in the hours following its release.