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Social media star
Put down your phones… This YouTuber is about to make the move onto the big screen as she joins the 2019 Strictly line-up.
“I’ve watched the show for years with my family and never imagined I would get the opportunity myself to go on it."
Saffron Barker is the show’s first female social media star, following in the footsteps of fellow vlogger and last year’s runner-up Joe Sugg. But before she was broadcasting her life to the whole world, she was studying at school in Brighton and then began uploading videos from her family holiday in 2015.
Just as she was finishing her exams, her YouTube following started rapidly growing, and now stands almost 3.1 million subscribers across her two channels Saffron Barker and Saffron Barker Vlogs. She also boasts a cool 1.2 million Instagram followers, as well as a bestselling book and three homeware and fashion collaborations with high street brands.
At the tender age of 20, she’s already got a whole heap of life goals under her belt, but Strictly really is the icing on the cake for Saffron. “I’ve never been so excited for anything in my life!” she said. “I’ve watched the show for years with my family and never imagined I would get the opportunity myself to go on it. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world right now, it’s a real-life dream come true!”
Top marks for enthusiasm! We cannot wait to see this social media star strut her stuff.