Saffron Barker is the fourth celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Saffron Barker
Saffron Barker. Photo: BBC

Social media star Saffron Barker has been named as the fourth celebrity for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

The 17th series of the NTA and Bafta award-winning entertainment show produced by BBC Studios will return in the autumn on BBC One putting the sparkle back into Saturday and Sunday nights.

Saffron says: “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.”

19-year-old Saffron has over four million followers across her combined social channels and averaging 15 million views a month on her YouTube channels. In 2017 Saffron’s book Saffron Barker Vs Real Life reached number one on the Sunday Times bestsellers list and her popularity has also gained her three successful homeware ranges with Primark.

Saffron is also a supporter of several charities and this year completed the London Landmarks Half Marathon for the Make A Wish foundation. She also completed her first marathon, the London Marathon, running for Dementia Revolution in memory of her Great Grandad Ted.

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