Ten reasons why he dumped you: The online presenter taking YouTube by storm with her weekly advice blog
16:15 GMT, 30 July 2012
She left comedian Russell Brand mesmerised when she interviewed him earlier this year, and now wannabe presenter Emily Hartridge has became the latest internet sensation thanks to her hugely popular video blog.
10 Reasons Why … a weekly advice blog for the Huffington Post in which Emily gives her candid views on life, love and relationships, has attracted over 800,000 visitors.
The 28-year-old frankly discusses a number of subjects including Why Women Love Bad Boys, Why You SHOULD Get Married and Why Women Watch Porn, which has received over 300,000 views since it was uploaded seven weeks ago.
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Online sensation: Emily Hartridge's 10 Reasons Why… blog has attracted over 800,000 visitors
Frank advice: Emily discuss a number of different subjects each week including Why Women Love Bad Boys, Why You SHOULD Get Married and Why Women Watch Porn
The attractive brunette’s self deprecating sense of humour and brutally honest opinions are winning her a legion of fans online.
One of the most talked about segments from the 10 Reasons Why… vault was the slightly controversial You Should Choose Your Friends Over Your Boyfriend blog, which gave reasons like, ‘your boyfriend’s not going to hold your hair back when you’re sick, but your best friend will’.
Funny girl: Emily's sense of humour and honest opinions are winning her a legion of fans
Puckering up: Emily leans in to kiss another girl during the 10 Reasons Why… He Dumped You blog
‘You can’t complain about boys to boys’,
was another reason as well as ‘if you’re sharing a bed with your best
friend, they won’t constantly bug you for sex!’
EMILY HARTRIDGE'S 10 REASONS WHY… YOU SHOULD GET MARRIED
1. It stops you from dying alone
2. It brings you more sex
3. Women who are married won’t need to work as much as when they are single
4. Married people are happier
5. You always have a plus one
6. Nothing cures a hangover like an orgasm
7. Married women don’t have to worry about being called cat lady
8. Listening to romantic songs doesn’t make you cry anymore
9. You have someone to kiss every morning
10. You also have someone to come home to every evening
10 Reasons Why … launched last year and was recently nominated
for the Blog of the Year award by Cosmopolitan magazine.
'I started 10 Reasons Why … a year ago after watching a young boy on a bus one day (not in a creepy way!),' Emily tells Mail Online.
'He looked so innocent, problem free and with such an optimistic look on life… qualities that sadly diminish as we get older.
'I found myself feeling jealous of this young boy, so when I got home I got out my camera and came up with 10 Reasons Why….I wish I was 12 years old again. '
Emily says she hopes the blog will help her to land a job as a TV presenter.
'Most of my fans are men but I am really trying to grow my female audience,' she explains. 'But the main purpose of 10 Reasons Why… is to make people laugh.'
However the blogger stresses that the content of the videos is deliberately tongue-in-cheek.
'I want everyone to know that none of my reasons are my personal opinions,' she adds. 'I am merely doing what us Brits do best……..be sarcastic!'
Famous fan: Russell Brand asked Emily out on a date when she interviewed him back in June
Emily made headlines back in June when
she was linked to Brand, 37, after interviewing him during a publicity
tour to promote his role in the movie Rock of Ages.
The former husband of Katy Perry licked her elbow during the video interview, but she turned down his advances.
‘He did ask for my number but I didn't give it to him,’ Emily told the Huffington Post.
‘I just don't want to go out with Russell Brand. I don't fancy him so why would I give him my number.'
Brand is now dating Isabella Brewster, the younger sister of Hollywood actress Jordana Brewster.
VIDEO: V.funny! Emily's blog features pieces such as 10 Reasons Why He Dumped You…