Saffron Barker: ‘We are so upset’ Strictly star’s home targeted by thieves as family slept

Strictly Come Dancing 2019 star Saffron Barker, 19, who dances with professional dancer AJ Pritchard, 24, spoke out about the news in her YouTube blog today. The social media star explained that she had originally uploaded a video addressing the incident but took it down amid a police investigation.

It is horrible knowing that someone’s come into your house while you’re sleeping

Saffron Barker

She said: “I just want to give you a little update because I uploaded a vlog a couple of days ago and I spoke about our house getting burgled, and I did actually take the vlog down because I kind of thought maybe it’s a bit too early because the police are still investigating it and stuff.”

Saffron went on to say her original post had prompted many of her fans to be concerned about her and her family.

But, the BBC contestant reassured her fans that everybody was fine.


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She added: “But the reason I’m mentioning this is because people who did see the vlog, I’ve had so many people so worried and concerned and I just want to say thank you so much.

“Me and my family we’re totally fine and that’s what’s most important.”

In her previous clip, Saffron told fans had discovered that the family’s cars had been taken off the drive.

She said: “It’s been a very stressful morning.

“My dad woke up this morning like he usually would, went to go outside and go to work and realised that all our cars were gone.

“So basically our cars have been stolen, we got broken into last night and stuff inside our house was taken, like handbags and shoes as well.

“I was so upset this morning and obviously still am, but luckily we’re all safe and that’s what’s most important and this stuff can be replaced.

“But it is horrible knowing that someone’s come into your house while you’re sleeping.”

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The Youtube star went on to say that they always had an alarm for their house, but didn’t put it on that night.

She added her brother Jed told the family he had seen somebody in his room around 3am, but presumed it was a family member.

“The worst part is, we know exactly what time it happened last night because Jed heard somebody in his room at 3am and just thought it was us, and he said he saw flashing lights and stuff but was half asleep so he genuinely thought it was just us,” she added.

“It’s scary because if someone came into my room I’d be absolutely terrified and just the thought of knowing someone has been in your room is really, really scary, but luckily Jed’s okay and that’s what we’re focusing on.”


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Elsewhere, Saffron is currently competing for the Glitterball trophy on Strictly Come Dancing.

The blogger found herself in the dreaded dance-off for the first time last week against Michelle Visage and Giovanni Pernice.

Thankfully for Saffron and AJ, all four judges chose to save the pair to dance next week.

Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday at 7pm on BBC One.

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