Saffron Barker confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing – but who is she, why is she famous and how much is the star getting paid?

Saffron Barker confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing – but who is she, why is she famous and how much is the star getting paid?

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YOUTUBE star Saffron Barker is getting ready for her Strictly debut.

It’s just a matter of days until we get to see her on our screens as the show returns on September 7. Here’s what we know about the wannabe dancer.

YouTube star Saffron Barker is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing

Who is Saffron Barker?

Saffron is a 19 year old YouTube star from Brighton.

She shot to fame through her popular videos on the social media platform and is known for In My Day with Saffron Barker.

Saffron also has her own clothing line at Primark.

She is joining Strictly 2019 and follows in the footsteps of fellow YouTuber Joe Sugg, who reached the final in 2018 with his now-girlfriend Dianne Buswell.

Saffron is popular on YouTube
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How did Saffron Barker become famous?

Saffron shot to fame in 2015 thanks to her YouTube channel.

As of 2019 she has over two million subscribers to her channel.

Her main focus is cosmetics, lifestyle and beauty and she creates videos which feature the latest fashion trends, make-up hacks and other life tips.

You can catch the action on her Saffron Barker channel.

Saffron has over two million subscribers to her YouTube channel

How much is Saffron Barker getting paid for Strictly?

It was revealed on Heart Radio that Saffron was joining Strictly.

Her appearance on the show will definitely increase her bank balance as she gets the standard £25,000 payment for signing up

If she manages to stay on the dance floor until the end of October this then rises to £40,000.

Any star that makes it to the quarter-finals sees their fee jump to £60,000 – and if she wins she will pocket a whopping £100,000.

Saffron has admitted she was “nervous” about the public reaction to her but knows that her followers will support her as much as possible.

She said:  “I think I’m just so focused on, obviously I want to meet my partner and have the best time and everything else, but I’m just so focused on working hard and yeah I haven’t even really thought about it so…”

Who is Saffron Barker dating?

Saffron is currently single.

She was dating famous YouTuber Jake Mitchell.

After their break-up there was a lot of speculation that she was seeing fellow YouTube star Joe Weller.

The teen is ‘nervous’ about joining Strictly

Did Saffron Barker have a singing career?

Saffron formed the girl-group Born2Blush with childhood friends, Libby Whitehouse, Jazmine Tiley, and Georgia McNamara.

In May 2014, the group started a YouTube Channel where they uploaded their cover of Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk .

They released their first original song 24seven in March of 2015 and broke up shortly afterwards.

In December 2016, Saffron was one of 25 YouTubers who recorded Christmas Without You, a charity Christmas single benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

When does Strictly Come Dancing 2019 start?

Strictly Come Dancing is returning for its 17th series on BBC One THIS Saturday, September 7, 2019.

The show kicked off with the red carpet launch on Monday, August 26, 2019.

The live shows begin on Saturday, September 21, with the results airing the following day on Sundays.

You can get the FULL celebrity line-up here.

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