Strictly Come Dancing: YouTube star Saffron Barker CONFIRMED as fourth contestant for new series

Strictly Come Dancing have signed YouTube sensation Saffron Barker as the fourth contestant to join the show.

The news of her appearance on the show was confirmed on Heart Radio on Thursday morning, with the lifestyle blogger being the second YouTube star to appear on the BBC show after Joe Sugg last year.

Discussing her upcoming appearance, the 19-year-old, who has 1.2million Instagram followers and 2.2million subscribers on YouTube, she said she hopes her loyal fans support her.

“I think that’s what I’m most nervous for,” she told Heart.

“I think that everyone who follows me will support me as much as possible.”

She added that there will be inevitable backlash from viewers who don’t class her as a “celebrity”.

“I think the same sort of thing will happen probably,” she explained.

“But I think once I get on the show, the public will get to know me as they got to know Joe, because as time went on his personality just shone.”

Saffron added that she hasn’t thought much about looking for love on the show.

She explained: “I'm very much single, but I haven't even really thought about that.

"Obviously I want to meet my partner, but I'm so focused on working hard."

Alongside Saffron, England goalkeeper David James, comedian Chris Ramsey and EastEnders star Emma Barton are all confirmed to be joining this year’s Strictly.

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