James Pallister was born in Newcastle, to a Lesley and Gary Pallister. He has lived there his whole life, and grew up to become a Newcastle United football fan.
When James was three years old, his mother gave birth to a second child, Thomas, making James a big brother.
James dreams of one day becoming an actor, and first came on television as Little Ant on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Although the role was meant to be a one of, he was so popular he got kept in the show.