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UK: top ten celebrities on Twitter 2020, by number of followers

Harry Styles is the most popular celebrity from the United Kingdom (UK) on Twitter as of November 2020, with approximately 35.73 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 over 46 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.As of May 2020, Barack Obama held the title of most-followed account on Twitter, with an astonishing 118.09 million followers.

Popularity of Twitter

   Twitter itself remains one of the most popular apps in Great Britain, downloaded over 160 thousand times to iPhones and 150 thousand times to android devices during February 2020. Globally, the number of active monthly users reached 330 million individuals in the first quarter of 2019.

Leading ten celebrity accounts on Twitter in the United Kingdom (UK) as of November 2020, by number of followers

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Release date

November 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

November 2020

Special properties

accounts of celebrities from the United Kingdom.

Supplementary notes

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