It’s that time of year again – Strictly Come Dancing’s celebrity cast for the coming series is being announced.
Find out more about one of the Glitterball Trophy contenders, Saffron Barker.
Revealed as a Strictly contestant: Saffron was the fourth Strictly 2019 contestant to be announced, on Heart Radio’s Breakfast Show on August 1.
Occupation: Social media star
Best known for: If you’re not particularly well-versed on your YouTubers, you may be scratching your head about who Saffron is.
The teen is known for her YouTube channel which has 15 million views a month, and if fellow YouTuber Joe Sugg’s success in 2018 is anything to go by, she could clean up in the public vote.
Saffron’s social media work has led to her publishing a Sunday Times number one bestseller, Saffron Barker Vs Real Life, and she’s designed three homeware ranges for Primark.
Her fitness is also up to scratch for Strictly as she completed the London Marathon earlier this year for Dementia Revolution.
She said: “I am really excited to go on the Strictly journey and am feeling very grateful for the opportunity! I’m looking forward to learning all of the dances, finding out who my partner is, getting to wear the costumes and to just experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Strictly partner: TBC
Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One on September 7.
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