UK: top ten celebrities on Twitter 2019, by number of followers

Harry Styles is the most popular celebrity from the United Kingdom (UK) on Twitter as of December 2019, with approximately 33.7 million followers. Five of the top ten accounts are linked to the band One Direction, including former bandmates Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Zayn Malik.

Most popular Twitter accounts overall

While Styles tops the list of UK celebrities, his account is the second most-followed UK-based Twitter account overall. BBC Breaking News tops the list, with close to 40 million followers. That may be enough to top the UK list, but well short of making the list of the ten most followed accounts worldwide. Katy Perry currently holds the title of most-followed account on Twitter, with an astonishing 107.23 million followers.

Popularity of Twitter

   Twitter itself remains one of the most popular apps in Great Britain, downloaded 160 thousand times to iPhones and 133 thousand times to android devices during March 2019. Globally, the number of active monthly users has remained relatively steady since the first quarter of 2017, adding three million active users during that time.

Leading ten celebrity accounts on Twitter in the United Kingdom (UK) as of December 2019, by number of followers

Celebrity accountNumber of Twitter followers in thousands
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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

December 2019

Special properties

accounts of celebrities from the United Kingdom.

Supplementary notes

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