Teen TikTok star goes viral with more than 10 million views in a week

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Teenage TikTok star Matt Welland, from West Sussex
Teenage TikTok star Matt Welland, from West Sussex

A TEENAGER has racked up more than 10 million views on TikTok in a single week.

Matt Welland, from West Sussex, produces videos on topics including media, education, history and science fiction.

The 17-year-old, who goes under the name itsmattw_01, has more than two million followers and 58 million likes on his TikTok page.

Matt began making videos during the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.

The videos include explainers and street interviews posing quick-fire questions to unsuspecting members of the public.

He has a total of 1.5 billion views to date.

The Argus: Teenage TikTok star Matt Welland, from West Sussex
The Argus: Teenage TikTok star Matt Welland, from West Sussex

Teenage TikTok star Matt Welland, from West Sussex

The A-Level student, who is studying music and media, said he never imagined he’d reach that many views when he first launched the page.

“When I started out on TikTok back in 2020 during the first lockdown, I didn’t expect that just two years later I would have over 2.4 million followers from all around the world,” he said.

“I’ve had some huge opportunities as a result, so I’d like to thank TikTok for the support it has given me on getting the most out of the platform.”

Matt has also had a book published, as he sets his sights on the next step of his media career at Ealing Studios, where he starts in September.

His meteoric rise to fame has also earned him publicity from the likes of Lad Bible, The Independent and Daily Express.

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