James Charles will not be coming back for Season 2 of Instant influencer. On March 26, a rep from YouTube confirmed this news. Here’s a look at what happened.

Instant Influencer came out in 2020, where James was seen as the host of the show. Meanwhile, Nikita Dragun, Bretman Rock, Louie Castro, and Nyma Tang were the judges. The show allowed people to have a platform that would help them to become an influencer and get a chance to win $50,000.

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Why is James Charles not returning on Instant Influencer?

A rep for YouTube had confirmed on March 26 that James would not be coming back for Season 2. The statement read: We can confirm Season 2 of the YouTube originals series ‘Instant Influencer’ will take a new creative direction, including a new host.”

It continued: “We thank James for a great first season, and look forward to building on the show’s success by expanding the opportunity to showcase a diversity of creators across the YouTube platform in our upcoming season.”

The rep did not reveal the reason behind the decision. This news comes after James came forward and denied the allegations placed on him by a TikTok user who claimed the beauty mogul had asked him for nudes despite knowing he was 16.

James said at that time: “There is a video going around of me on TikTok and Twitter of a guy calling me a groomer and I want to address it right away. The conversation that I have groomed this person is completely false.” James further explained that he had stopped talking to the user after finding out he is 16.

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When is Season 2 of Instant Influencer coming out?

As of now, there is no official date set on the release. It is unclear who will be replacing James. At the same time, the show will no longer focus on the beauty and makeup category.

As for season 1, Ashley Strong was crowned as the winner last season, and the show helped her reach new heights. She has a massive following on social media and continues to grow her online family.

Has James Charles commented on his departure?

As of now, James has not released a statement following his departure from the show. The YouTuber seems to be carrying on with his life as per usual as he continues to talk about his YouTube video on his social media page.

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