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The Lifebabble team tackle issues important to young people. The team talk about being a fan - how it's okay to look up to someone and when it can go a bit too far.


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Hey, Lifebabblers!

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THEY CHEER

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-I love you, Scola.

-Thanks, guys, you make me feel like a celeb.

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Loads of people are fans of something,

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but sometimes things can go a bit too far.

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Looking up to someone can inspire you to achieve amazing things.

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But there is a limit.

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If thinking about your hero starts to affect your daily life,

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it might have become an obsession.

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You might get so into a celebrity

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that you forget to spend time with your family and friends.

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You might even start to feel like you know them personally.

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So keep a balance in your life,

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instead of just getting stuck on one thing.

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Being really into a band, a vlogger, a celebrity, a chef,

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it's pretty normal.

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And dressing up in their style can be an important part

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of growing up and figuring out who you are.

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But sometimes people can get a bit carried away.

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Like, covering your bedroom in your favourite posters is totally fine.

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But waiting outside their house and looking through the window

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to see what they've had for breakfast

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and spending all your time online searching stuff about them

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is taking it too far.

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Some people copy their favourite footballer's hairstyle.

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But talking to your friends like you're giving

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a post-match interview is probably a bit too much.

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I think, overall, it was a good performance from the team.

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What do you think?

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-SHE BLOWS WHISTLE

-Yeah.

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So, make sure you are in control of your fandom.

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Don't let it control you.

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PHONE RINGS

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I really love One Direction.

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Their songs are really catchy and they're quite good-looking.

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I've seen them live twice.

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The first time, I cried and screamed so hard.

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My brother and my dad tease me

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because they just don't understand how great they are.

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Remember - celebs are normal people, too.

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They eat their tea, watch the telly and snore in bed just like you.

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It's not a competition.

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There's no chart to say who loves the celebrity more than you

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and just because you spend your time doing something else,

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that doesn't mean you're letting your favourite celebrity down.

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Being a fan can be fun,

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especially if you and your mates are having a laugh together.

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Remember, not everyone will share your passion.

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Your mates might drift off if you're only interested in talking

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and thinking about your hero.

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Sometimes, obsessions can distract us

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from tough times at home and at school.

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Keeping ourselves grounded by connecting with the people around us

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can remind us that we have people who love and support us right here.

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I find myself sometimes getting obsessed with band members.

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I personally have been really obsessed

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with internet celebrities in the past.

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I have been obsessed with a celebrity.

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And sometimes I can spend way too much time online.

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Hours every single day, watching what they made.

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I felt that I needed to know

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everything that was going on in their life.

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Looking through their blogs, social media videos.

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And I think my family would definitely say

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that it was an obsession of mine.

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And then after a while,

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I kind of got obsessed with another celebrity

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and then after them, another celebrity

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and then I realised I don't need to be obsessed with one.

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I can enjoy all of them in smaller doses.

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I can also get a bit obsessed with this one.

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When you focus too much on someone else,

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sometimes you just might lose yourself.

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Try new things and venture out,

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You'll become interesting without a doubt.

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We are all passionate about different things.

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I am, too, whether it's a musician or actor or watching the news.

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Understand celebrities are just like you,

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They live, breathe and do all the things you do.

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That's all for this Lifebabble.

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There's loads more on the CBBC website,

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so whether you're a number one fan or a fan of many, keep babbling.

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The Lifebabble team talk about being a fan - how it's okay to look up to someone and when it can sometimes go a bit too far and turn into an obsession. Chavala offers advice and Eman raps about how celebrities are just normal people.