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As a blogger, some of the best perks include attending local events and restaurant launches.

From the Itsu restaurant launch to the Selina hotel opening, I manage to attend around 10 events per year and it’s always great to have a chat with other influencers within Brighton.

I’ve tried to base my list on their combined follower numbers from Instagram, Youtube and Twitter. This is purely basing the influencers on their social stats, rather than blog figures. These numbers are correct as of time of writing, but they will inevitably grow over time, so I will try to keep thee up to date as much as possible.

Spaghetti Traveller

This is my travel blog that I’ve been running for over 12 years (damn I’m getting old). On top of the social figures highlighted, the blog brings in over 40,000 visits per year, while it has been featured in hundreds of newspapers.

Instagram: 54,000

YouTube: 826

Twitter: 59,000

TikTok: 3,004

Total: 116,830



The superstar on this list with more than 12 million followers, Zoella is a juggernaut in the vlogger world and has transitioned to being a hugely successful businesswoman and author, with a very popular beauty range.

Instagram: 9,200,000

YouTube: 10,600,000

Twitter: 186,200

Total: 19,986,200

Alfie Deyes

The other half of the power couple with Zoella, Alfie has grown to become a full blown celeb himself. Most well known for ‘The Pointless Book’ released back in 2014, Alfie won the award for the best British vlogger at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.

Instagram: 4,000,000

YouTube: 3,620,000

Twitter: 4,500,000

Total: 12,120,000

Saffron Barker

The YouTuber has shared videos of her family life and upbringing since 2015, alongside her mum (who also makes the list), dad, three brothers and eldest brother’s girlfriend.

Instagram: 1,800,000

YouTube: 2,470,000

Twitter: 530,800

Total: 4,800,800

Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

I had to double take when I first saw Jessica’s incredible account, as we were in a drama society together back at Brighton University and I was so happy to see how well she has done!

Instagram: 410,000

YouTube: 1,130,000

Twitter: 50,600

Total: 1,590,600

Wendy Barker

Wendy Barker was initially known as ‘Saffron Barker’s mum’, but has now become a key public figure herself, showing their family life in Brighton.

Instagram: 265,000

Twitter: 83,400

Total: 348,500

Chloe Helen Miles

Chloe Miles is a Brighton based style and fitness blogger. A few years ago the majority of her posts were largely focused on exercise and healthy eating tips, but her Instagram has transitioned more to focus on the fashion aspect, providing tips on how to buy less and style more.

Instagram: 258,000

YouTube: 22,100

Total: 278,100

Ola Johnson

I met Ola Johnson when running a Fizzbox PR event and have met her at numerous other blogger events, always having a great time and plenty of laughs. Ola has an incredible YouTube channel, combining fashion tips with overall guidance and self-confidence advice.

Instagram: 51,100

YouTube: 64,200

Twitter: 3,299

Total: 118,599

CBD Sloth

I started CBD Sloth in April 2019, which won Media of the Year at the Cannabiz Summit Awards in November 2019. Since then, it has gone from being a hobby to taking up a significant portion of my day. I’m now rated as the third biggest influencer in the CBD industry globally by Influence.co.

Instagram: 11,000

YouTube: 65

Twitter: 59,000

Total: 70,065


Kate and Sharon share their beautiful stories of bringing up T and all their family adventures. The couple also have a really cute dog, making their posts even better!

Instagram: 10,900

YouTube: 18

Twitter: 5,323

Total: 16,241

Kat Eat Food

Kat Eat Food is an Instagram channel setup by Katherine which will leave you hungry! From pizzas to fried chicken, plus plenty of items with cheese on it, this is the ideal inspiration before lunch.

Kat is based in both Brighton and the borders of London and attends a number of events at both locations.

Instagram: 9,577

Daniele Penariol

Daniele is a Brazilian digital marketer and blogger who now lives in Brighton. Her posts combine travel, fashion and digital marketing tips, as well as some key tips on journalism. I’d definitely follow her if you’d like some great tips on how to help your brand reach more people.

YouTube: 5,480

Twitter: 772

Instagram: 301

Total: 6,553

Paul Stevens-Fulbrook

I have a huge amount of respect for Paul, regularly publishing science lessons and helping to educate the world. The winner of the 2019 Infinity Blog Awards and a generally very positive attitude towards life, Paul helps to balance education with fun.

Facebook: 749

YouTube: 135

Twitter: 993

Total: 1,877

By Tom Bourlet

Being based in Brighton, I have directly witnessed the CBD industry grow and prosper, albeit witnessing the difficulties around legislation and the lack of transparency. I therefore decided to become a neutral viewpoint offering genuine reviews, advice and guidance.

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