Strictly's Saffron Barker burgled at home while family slept
Strictly Come Dancing’s Saffron Barker admitted she was “absolutely terrified” after thieves ransacked her home while she and her family were asleep.
The 19-year-old YouTube star shared a Vlog with her 1.03 million followers which she recorded at home on the morning of the burglary before travelling away to Blackpool and London to take part in Strictly and attend the Frozen II premiere.
Barker revealed in the clip: "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.
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"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. This stuff can be replaced, but it is horrible knowing that someone's come into your house while you're sleeping."
The social media star revealed her younger brother had heard someone in his room and noticed flashing lights at 3am, but as he was half-asleep he thought it must be his family.
Barker said: “It’s scary because if someone had came into my room I would be absolutely terrified and just the thought of knowing somebody has been in your room is really, really scary.”
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The Vlogger explained the clip had been recorded a few days earlier but she had taken down her original post about the robbery, explaining: "I kind of thought maybe it's a bit too early because the police are still investigating it and stuff."
Barker and partner AJ Pritchard narrowly avoided being eliminated from Strictly at the weekend after competing in the dance off against Michelle Visage.