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Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Who is YouTube's Saffron Barker?

How much do you know about Saffron Barker?

This year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to include another successful YouTube star.

Despite reports of a call to ban social media celebs after YouTuber Joe Sugg got to the final in Strictly 2018, bosses have booked vlogger Saffron Barker for the new series.

She said: "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."

Wondering who she is, exactly? Here, we've compiled everything you need to know about Saffron.

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How old is Saffron Barker?

At 19 years old, Saffron Barker looks set to be one of the youngest ever Strictly stars. Her date of birth is July 24, 2000.

What is Saffron Barker known for?

She is known primarily for her YouTube channel, where she keeps her millions of subscribers up to date with her life. She vlogs about topics ranging from fast food and her parents to tattoos and fashion.

She also sets herself humorous challenges to prove she is able (or not able) to do an embarrassing, physically demanding or otherwise hilarious task for an extended period of time.

These challenge videos include one in which she wears only roller skates outside for 24 hours, or others where she lets her parents, siblings or strangers dictate aspects of her life.

She once fell foul of social media users when she reportedly complained about a suicide victim making her late in a now-deleted video.

I'm looking forward to learning all of the dances [and] finding out who my partner is.

According to The Sun, it saw Saffron tell her followers: "Obviously, it's really sad, someone did get hit by a train. But it meant that I couldn't get home.

"And it wasn't just I couldn't get home, it was just the most stressful thing. They were doing no buses to help anyone. I was in an hour taxi line stood in the cold."

She later apologised for the comments.

What else does Saffron Barker do?

In addition to her successful YouTube empire, Saffron has collaborated with high street shop Primark.

In July, she announced her third home and lifestyle range with the company.

Where is Saffron Barker from?

Saffron Barker is from Brighton, which is where YouTuber Zoella - sister of fellow vlogger and Strictly 2018 runner-up Joe Sugg - currently lives.

Is Saffron Barker in a relationship?

Saffron Barker isn't currently seeing anyone.

Saffron's not the first YouTuber to compete on Strictly (Credit: Billy Bennight/AdMedia / SplashNews.com)

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During an appearance on Heart Radio, former Strictly finalist Ashley Roberts asked the YouTuber about her relationship status and she described herself as "very" single, adding that she thinks she's going to be too focused on training to think about anyone romantically.

How many followers does Saffron Barker have on social media?

On YouTube, Saffron Barker has over 2.1million subscribers, while over on Instagram she has 1.2million and on Twitter, 524,000.

Her Facebook page, meanwhile, has more than 48,800 likes, giving her a combined reach of around 3.87million across the four platforms.

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