Herefordshire TikTok baker hits huge follower milestone

A HEREFORDSHIRE baker has reached an impressive 50,000 followers on the social media app TikTok, with videos viewed thousands of times.

Leominster’s Simon Hill says he has generated a lot of interest in the app where users watch short videos of him under the name the_tiktok_baker.

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Hill said she wanted to provide different content on her account and reached out to her manager at West Street’s Central Bakery about the live stream while she was at work.

Boss Hannah Lewis was more than happy she did, and in a matter of weeks she gained thousands of new followers from all over the world.

@the_tiktok_baker Just wanted to say thank you to a mom for helping me reach this huge milestone. Without her support I would not be here. I have no official right to attract such massive audience numbers, it’s crazy. Those numbers belong to larger accounts. So thanks again. Reading some of the comments that capture my mods, I can’t genuinely believe that what I do on a daily basis is helping some people. Glad I could help ❤️ Be nice, stay nice. ❤️ Remember that no one knows what someone is going through, so keep in mind that the words you say could be the last ones someone hears. ❤️❤️❤️ #thetiktokbaker #baker #bakerlife #greenscreen #food #dough #doughnut #bread ♬ Unstoppable – Sia

He broadcasts live from the bakery, with the early morning videos showing him making fresh bread, Chelsea buns and sausage rolls, as well as other products.

Upon reaching the milestone, Hill thanked all of his supporters.

“I just wanted to say another big thank you for helping reach this massive milestone,” he said.

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“Without their support, O wouldn’t be here. I have no official right to attract such massive audience numbers, it’s crazy.

“Those kinds of numbers belong to larger accounts. So thanks again. Reading some of the feedback my moderators pick up, I really can’t believe that what I do on a daily basis is helping some people.”

On Saturday, October 21, his broadcast drew a whopping 156.2 thousand viewers, a record for Mr. Hill.


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The popular downtown bakery has a selection of different bakery items for sale every day, and the products are made on-site.

One of Hill’s most popular videos on the app, viewed more than 25,000 times, is of him making sausage rolls.

Other content includes him making sticky buns and Halloween treats.

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