The father of a toddler whose hilarious imaginary phone chat went viral has revealed what life is like living with YouTube star Crazy Daisy.
Daisy Healy, three, shot to fame after video surfaced of an imaginary conversation with her great-grandmother in which the youngster fills her in on salacious gossip.
The youngster, from Dublin, won the hearts of viewers on the internet with her channel.
Alan (pictured, right, with his daughter, Daisy, who is also pictured left) says all the hilarity came straight out of her ‘little head’
She was filmed talking into a landline phone by her father, Alan, who posted it online.
The proud father-of-three spoke to the MailOnline and said ‘theatrical’ tendencies run in the family.
He explained that his family were staying in a countryside hotel for his mother’s birthday when his daughter picked up the phone and made her name as a viral video star.
‘She was trying to ring other rooms and making pretend calls,’ he said. ‘She just sat on the bed and she just waffled on.
Daisy (left) went viral with her online antics and is pictured (right) with mother Michelle, father Alan, 13-year-old sister Alexandra and six-year-old brother Noah
Alan (pictured with Daisy and her mother, Michelle) says that his daughter’s theatrical streak runs in the family
‘She wasn’t even going to the park – I don’t know what she was talking about, I was thinking where the hell is she getting all this from! She kept saying baby Hugo, who is her cousin, that’s all I understood. She’s just on a completely different planet.’
But he says the craziness started just months after his daughter had been born. And he claims her eccentricity is so well-established that teachers at her Montessori school have ditched her real name and simply call her Crazy.
‘She was three months old was when we first started to take videos of her and that’s probably when the craziness started,’ he said. ‘There was a video where she was dancing on our window sill and that was the first video we put on Instagram.
Daisy has been entertaining Alan since she was three months old, which is when he says the craziness started
‘The videos I take are not staged, I don’t plan any of them and she’s actually a very shy person until you get to know her – like any three year old. I think she warms to people.’
He put a stop to any doubters who believe that ‘Crazy Daisy’ is mimicking her parents as they feed her instructions.
‘A lot of questions are being asked and comments saying she must be imitating me and Michelle, my wife, but she actually isn’t,’ he said.
‘Even with the phone call in the video – we genuinely wouldn’t be on the phone like that because we don’t have a landline. So it’s just in her little head that’s she’s coming out with all these things.’
But whatever the origins of his daughter’s fame, he’s glad she is recognised for bringing joy to people and says her viewing figures are close to 36,000.
‘The big thing for us that it made people happy, made them smile or made their day,’ he said. ‘Daisy does that for us every day and it’s lovely to come home to that because they grow up so quick.’
The minute-long video features Daisy displaying an impressive range of facial features.
The youngster is known online as Crazy Daisy – or simply as ‘Crazy’ – to the teachers at her school
She tells her through the phone: ‘I am very hungry and I was thirsty and all, like. Daddy keeps taking photos and it’s very mad. I’m like “don’t do it Daddy… I’m not doing it, I’m not doing it.”
‘And she said: “Here I am! I’m just going with myself. Do you know where I’m going? I’m going to the park. I’m just driving this, or no I’m not, because all of that was Daddy – Daddy keeps taking photos.”
Finally, Daisy’s father can be heard asking if she’s ready to go, to which point she tells her nana: ‘We’re just going!’, before signing off.
Daisy’s father Alan says her hilarious imaginary conversations are a regular occurrence – generally with family members or her teachers.
Beginning with a clip of Daisy when she was just a few months old dancing to a Tom Misch track on her parents’ bedroom window, her antics soon proved a hit with family and friends.
‘A few people kept saying, you need to get Daisy her own YouTube channel – so I did,’ her father said.
‘I would often come into the sitting room and find her recreating a day in her creche, with all the dolls sitting on chairs and Daisy playing the role of teacher.’
Nearly 36,000 people have viewed the hilarious footage since it was posted online, her father told MailOnline
‘She’s actually hates when I take out the phone to record a video of her, so none of the videos have ever been staged.
While Daisy is chatty and outgoing, she can also be ‘very shy around new people’, Alan said, ‘but she will warm up to them after a while.’
Daisy lives in Dublin with father Alan, mother Michelle and two older siblings – Alexandra, 13, and 6-year-old Noah – both of whom are in drama school.
‘Maybe she will follow this path,’ says Alan, ‘but I’m not going to force her to do anything.’