Strictly Come Dancing star Saffron Barker has been targeted by hackers who leaked ‘intimate pictures’ of her online. According to The Sun, there are now increased security concerns over the 19-year-old social media star’s safety on the hit-BBC dancing show.
The intimate pictures were reportedly taken from the young star’s iCloud and shared across the internet yesterday. They show Saffron in various poses in revealing outfits while on holiday, as well as of her in just a towel. ‘This is worrying as Saffron seems to have been targeted because she is on the show,’ a Strictly insider told The Sun. They continued: ‘Part of the security briefings have been about online security because that is an area that hackers and blackmailers target.
‘There is a fear that Saffron could be threatened with the pictures, or that other more explicit ones could also have been stolen.’ Saffron Barker and Strictly partner AJ Pritchard. (Picture: Instagram) Saffron and dance partner AJ Pritchard danced the cha cha cha in episode two of Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday night.
They scored a total of 23 points out of 40 for their high energy performance to Jess Glynne’s song One Touch. Combining their scores from the premiere episode last week, they scored a total of 50 points – placing them fifth on the leaderboard. Saffron recently opened up about regretting sharing too many much of her life on her daily video blogs.
She exclusively told Metro.co.uk: ‘I actually started off daily vlogging so I used to film my life everyday and I shared so much, and that just happened so gradually and naturally because I started YouTube from blogging. ‘I did share so much.
Looking back on it, I do think I kind of shared a little bit too much but at the same time, I don’t regret it because there are so many memories as well.’
Saffron pointed out: ‘Now, I’ve gotten a little bit older and I can do other things, I feel like it’s nice to have a bit of a personal life as well as the vlogging.’