Joshua Charlie Joseph Bradley, known popularly as Zerkaa or Josh Zerka online, is an English YouTuber, gamer, live streamer, and content creator. He is mostly recognized for being one of the founding members of Sidemen, a British YouTube group. Joshua started his career as a YouTuber in 2009 and has since gone on to amass over 4.63 million subscribers and 699,025,376 views on his main Zerkaa YouTube channel as of August 2022.
Apart from YouTube, Joshua can be found on Twitch where he streams daily and mostly plays GTA V, Fall Guys, and Call of Duty: Warzone. Zerkaa also often does a lot of IRL streams that involve him interacting with his chat.
Josh started his YouTubing career in 2009 and initially posted gameplay videos of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. He later went on to play FIFA and uploaded related content which greatly helped his channel grow alongside future fellow Sidemen member, KSI.
In October 2013, Joshua co-founded Sidemen which currently features other British YouTubers and Internet personalities KSI, Miniminter, Zerkaa, TBJZL, Behzinga, Vikkstar123, and W2S. Josh lived in the Sidemen house between 2014-2019 with KSI, Vik, and Simon.
Bradley also launched his own clothing line named ZRK.
|Name||Joshua Charlie Joseph Bradley|
|DOB (Age)||4 September 1992 (age 29)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||December 6, 2009 (Zerkaa) August 25, 2012 (ZerkaaPlays) February 10, 2020 (ZerkaaClips)|
|Total Videos||3974 (Zerkaa) 365 (ZerkaaPlays) 298 (ZerkaaClips)|
|Net Worth||$2-$4 million|
Joshua registered his main YouTube channel on December 6, 2009, under the name Zerkaa. Joshua uploaded his first video four days later on December 10, 2009, titled, Spec Ops Series - The Pit (Veteran) w/aMOODIEswede. The video featured Joshua playing Call of Duty: Black Ops with his friend and earned over 100,594 views.
Josh mainly based his content around gameplay videos of himself playing Call of Duty titles till March 2010. Based on a number of growing recommendations from his fans to play other titles, mainly FIFA 10, Josh uploaded a video titled Market Research | FIFA 10 on March 8, 2010. The video served as a poll through which Josh inquired if only a small majority or if a larger majority wanted to see him play FIFA. With over 1,000 likes and 217 comments coming in favor of FIFA, Josh decided to think about soon playing the popular EA video game.
Later that month on March 27, 2010, Josh uploaded a 20-second video of him and his friend playing FIFA which earned over 39,969 views. Josh was convinced that FIFA was one of the other games he could probably try playing apart from CoD and HALO. However, with the release of FIFA 11 on the horizon, Josh decided to wait for the game to release and continued to upload CoD: MW2 content like kills, montages, funnies, and fails.
On Sep 17, 2010, Josh uploaded his video titled FIFA 11 Is Sexy!. The video earned over 166,309 views. Due to this overwhelming response, Josh started playing FIFA regularly and started uploading FIFA content as often as he would upload CoD content.
Since then, Josh consistently uploaded FIFA content with his FIFA Goals series becoming his highly viewed video collection at the time. On April 15, 2011, Josh uploaded a video of him playing Minecraft with his friends. The video is titled Multiplayer Minecraft! E001 | A Quick Tour earned over 44,971 views.
After this Josh played a number of different gaming titles like GTA, FIFA 12, Need For Speed, etc. apart from vlogs and his regular CoD content. Up until late December 2012, the content on the Zerkaa YouTube channel featured all of the aforementioned gaming titles.
On December 22, 2012, Josh uploaded a video titled, Millwall | FIFA 13 Career Mode | E001 | Squad & Transfers. The video featured him playing FIFA 13 and it earned over 115,962 views. Due to the popularity of his FIFA content, Josh got the chance to play with KSI, who at the same time was making a name as a YouTuber himself.
Shortly after starting his FIFA 13 Career Mode series, Josh uploaded a video titled, The End of an Era, on February 5, 2013. The video featured a montage of his Call of Duty: Black Ops gameplay. The video earned over 194,032 views and effectively marked the end of Josh playing the CoD title.
Following this, Josh only uploaded FIFA-related content with some Minecraft videos. As of August 2022, Josh has decided to solely dedicate the Zerkaa channel to uploading Sidemen content, reaction videos, and vlogs.
Josh registered his second YouTube channel on August 25, 2012, under the name ZerkaaPlays. This channel is solely dedicated to Josh trying out and playing new games. As of August 2022, this channel has over 2.77 million subscribers and a whopping 1,013,126,493 views. His first video on the channel was uploaded on November 2, 2012, and it was titled, San Andreas | E012 - About This Channel. The video earned over 32K views.
Josh earned a massive fan following on the ZerkaaPlays YouTube channel thanks to his GTA V RolePlay content where he plays as Tommy Tate, Noah Scape, and Josh Zerker.
Josh has a third YouTube channel called ZerkaaClips which he registered on February 10, 2020. The channel as the name suggests features highlights and best moments from Josh’s Twitch streams. As of August 2022, this channel has over 479K subscribers and 88,269,330 views.
According to Net Worth Spot, the Zerkaa YouTube channel is worth $236,220 as of August 2022. However, some sources suggest his net worth could be as high as $330,700. Every day, more than 32,810 people view the Zerkaa YouTube channel. On average, YouTubers can make $3 to $7 for every thousand video views. According to Net Worth Spot, Joshua makes an estimated $3,940 per month and $59,050 annually. However, these are conservative estimates and the channel could very well earn over $106,300 via ad revenue alone.
SocialBlade suggests the Zerkaa YouTube channel earns anywhere between $426-$6,800 per month and anywhere between $5,100-$81,800 per year.
Other YouTube analytic sources suggest Zerkaa earns anywhere between $162,000 to $223,200 in a single year.
Josh was born in Bermondsey in South London in 1992. He attended the Bexley Grammar School where he met future Sidemen member, Tobi Brown. His parents did not have a happy marriage and called it quits. However, both of his parents always supported him and he has a good relationship with both of them and their respective significant others.
Josh has a younger sister named Charlie Zerker, and not a lot is known about her.
Josh has been dating fellow YouTuber and streamer, Freya Nightingale, since 28th December 2011. The couple has lived together ever since Josh left the Sidemen house.
Joshua is quite popular on all social media platforms, not just YouTube. Apart from YouTube he also has over 2.9 million followers on Instagram, over 251.2K followers on Twitter, over 1.3 million followers on his Twitch channel, over 23K followers on Facebook, and over 273K followers on TikTok.
Josh has not been active on his main Zerkaa YouTube channel since July 23, 2021. His last video featured Josh surprising Behzinga with gifts and the video earned over 1,638,352 views. However, Josh uploads new content daily on his ZerkaaPlays Youtube channel.
Joshua’s most popular video on his Zerkaa YouTube channel as of August 2022 has over 10 million views and it features the Sidemen trying to score a goal with their legs taped together.
Joshua’s second-most popular video was uploaded on June 11, 2016, and it features the Sidemen trying to score a goal from a set piece. The video earned over 9.1 million views.
Joshua’s third-most popular video has earned over 6.9 million views and it features the Sidemen trying to score a goal while wearing different types of shoes.
Joshua’s fourth-most popular video has earned over 6.8 million views and it features Josh giving KSI’s room a makeover.
Joshua’s most popular video on his ZerkaaPlays YouTube channel has earned over 6.2 million views and it features a compilation of events that transpired while playing GTA V.
A. According to a number of YouTube analytic sources, Joshua Nicholas Bradley, known popularly as Zerkaa online, earns anywhere around $81,800-$106,300 annually.
A. Joshua Nicholas Bradley currently lives in London, England.
A. No, Joshua Nicholas Bradley is currently in a relationship with fellow YouTuber and streamer, Freya Nightingale, since 28 December 2011.