Who Is Saffron Barker? The Strictly Come Dancing Star And YouTuber's Age, Job & Home Town

3 October 2019, 16:53 | Updated: 3 October 2019, 17:01

Saffron Barker is the second YouTuber to join the Strictly family
Saffron Barker is the second YouTuber to join the Strictly family. Picture: Instagram @SaffronBarker/ BBC Strictly Come Dancing

YouTuber Saffron Barker is currently taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, so who exactly is the popular social media star?

Strictly Come Dancing announced another YouTuber Saffron Barker would be taking part in the BBC show following the success of last year's social media star Joe Sugg – who reached the final of the series.

Saffron had over two million subscribers to her channel before Strictly aired, and we'll no doubt see a lot more of her once Strictly comes to an end.

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Who is Saffron Barker?

Saffron is a popular YouTuber, vlogger and social influencer, who chronicles her daily life in videos she films and narrates- showing everything from her at home with her family, to purchasing a car and showing off her latest purchases.

She often films herself with her family and brothers, completing challenges, but also her luxury lifestyle, having filmed trips to LA int he past.

The show welcomed its first ever YouTuber in the form of Joe Sugg in 2018 last year and he proved to be one of the most popular contestants of the whole series, clearly confirming to the show's producers that casting people from the industry was working.

How old is Saffron?

Despite enjoying enormous success, Saffron is only 19-years-old and will undoubtedly be one of the youngest in the Strictly line-up yet.

Where does Saffron live?

Like fellow YouTubers Alfie Deyes, Joe Zugg and his sister, Zoella, Saffron lives in Brighton, which continues to prove a very successful pool of talent for a relatively small city.

What is her YouTube channel about?

Saffron Barker documented telling her family about Strictly on her channel
Saffron Barker documented telling her family about Strictly on her channel. Picture: Saffron Barker/ YouTube

Most recently, she documented the moment she told each of her family members that she would be going onto Strictly, and to say it's emotional is an understatement.

She tricked her mum into thinking she had been rejected, and seeing her mum sob when she finds out the truth will have you reaching for the tissues.

She tells her grandparents that they'll be able to watch her on their favourite TV show and brother is, well, slightly underwhelmed but he's a teenager so we'll forgive him.

But aside from that, her vlogs are about every day life, beauty mishaps, and generally letting viewers into her life, which people love to watch.

What's her Instagram handle?

She already has 1.3 million followers under her belt, which we're pretty certain is about to shoot up even further as she no doubt becomes a household name on the prime time show, and you can follow her here:


What did she have to apologise for?

People did some digging into the star and resurfaced an incident Saffron had to apologise for last year, after she complained about being unable to get home after somebody died by suicide on the train she was travelling on.

When is Strictly on TV?

The BBC series kicked off on 21 September and continues every Saturday at 7pm.

The results show follows on Sundays at 7.15pm, where the professionals typically perform a group routine before the celebrities find out who has been voted out.

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