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iCarly reboot: Possible Josie Totah cameo is highlight of episode 1

Mafalda Costa June 17, 2021
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Fans think they’ve spotted Josie Totah in the iCarly reboot, after the first episode aired last night on Paramount Plus. Carly, Freddie and Spencer are back, but fans are eager to know who’s on the guest cast.

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Fans think Josie Totah is in the iCarly reboot

The iCarly reboot premiered on Paramount Plus on 17 June and fans are already vibing with the now-older Carly, Spencer and Freddie.

However, there was one moment during episode 1 that fans are getting crazy about.

Although it’s yet to be confirmed, iCarly fans believe they have spotted Josie Totah playing a food influencer in the show’s first episode.

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If this is true, Totah isn’t the only star making a special guest appearance on the show.

Fans also believe they spotted Alex Wassabi, playing an ASMR influencer.

Who is Josie Totah?

Josie Totah is an actor, writer and producer.

The 20-year-old star has appeared in Back In The Game (2013), Glee (2015) and in the acclaimed reboot Saved By The Bell (2020).

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Totah began her career playing male roles but publicly came out as transgender in TIME Magazine in August 2018 and changed her first name to Josie.

In addition to her career in front of the camera, Totah is also an LGBTQ+ activist who regularly appears on panels discussing LBGTQ+ rights and the inclusion of LGBTQ+ characters in film and television.

iCarly reboot: This time for the adults

The iCarly reboot premiered on Paramount+ on 17 June.

The reboot picks up ten years after the events of the much-loved Nickelodeon series and finds Carly, now in her 20s, still juggling her career as an internet personality.

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One original cast member who isn’t returning is Jennette McCurdy, who played Sam Puckett, Carly’s best friend and co-host of their webcast. McCurdy has retired from acting.

And while the original iCarly was a kids’ show, the reboot is decidedly not.

Jerry Trainor, who plays Spencer Shay, said: “We’re going to toe that line, you know what I mean? It’s not going to be super-raw … but yeah, there’s going to be sexual situations. 

“And you know, I say ‘damn it’ in the trailer, which had everyone in a tizzy, but you know we’re grown-ups.”

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Mafalda Costa is a second year BA Journalism student originally from Portugal. Her main passions if life are music, arts and culture, while she's particularly knowledgable on cinema and anime.