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Watch: Meet the mum whose Welsh videos are taking social media by storm

09 Jan 2023 3 minute read
Hayley Townsend’s Welsh videos are a social media hit

Welsh mum Hayley Townsend is planting the Welsh flag firmly on the global map on social media.

Her quirky videos explaining Welsh words and phrases have become hugely popular on TikTok.

Hayley, who quit working shifts in a factory, now runs an Instagram beauty business and is quickly on her way to become quite the Welsh social media influencer thanks to her fun Welsh videos.

Her engaging posts and charming manner has so far won her 20,000 followers on TikTok, with more people enjoy her Welsh themed posts following her all the time.

The 36-year-old who is from Blackwood didn’t have a social media account three years ago, but is quickly becoming something of a social media star.

Hayley says she wants to put Wales on the map through her Welsh themed videos.

She said: “I have gained 20k viewers in six months, it’s gone crazy. I do these Welsh skits where I do welsh comedy and they always do well.

“I love building a community on there, my goal is to build up to 100k.

“Being on TikTok is more of a lifestyle thing. I am a busy mam, my house is not always clean and I go on in my dressing going as I am being very real and that’s the sort of content that works for me.

“There are not many Welsh TikTokers around and we need more, most of my followers are Welsh and I want to put Wales on the map with my content.”

Check out a selection of Hayley’s TikTok videos below.

@hayleyloutownsend Welsh phrases explained PART TWO 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿✌🏻 FOLLOW FOR PART 3! #beingwelsh #tomjones #welsh #welshtiktok #fyp ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey

@hayleyloutownsend We just love it we do 🤣 #fyp #welshtiktok #beingwelsh #wales #welsh #welshtok ♬ original sound – HayleyTee

@hayleyloutownsend Welsh phrases explained PART ONE 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿✌🏻 FOLLOW FOR PART 2! #beingwelsh #welshtiktok #fyp #tomjones #fyp #wales ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys – Kevin MacLeod & Kevin The Monkey

@hayleyloutownsend I know I wish it was wibbly wobbly as well 😆(also this coldsore is NOT a vibe ✋🏻) #fyp @Tom Jones Official Page #tomjones #welshtiktok #beingwelsh #wales ♬ original sound – HayleyTee

@hayleyloutownsend I wish it was popty ping though 😆 #welshtiktok #wales #tomjones #fyp #beingwelsh #roadto20k ♬ original sound – HayleyTee

@hayleyloutownsend Now is not now 😆 #fyp #welshtiktok #wales #roadto20k ♬ original sound – HayleyTee

@hayleyloutownsend We pretty much make it up soz guys 🤣#beingwelsh #welsh #welshtiktok #wales #fyp #tomjones #sirtom ♬ original sound – HayleyTee

@hayleyloutownsend It’s all we know I’M SORRY 🤣 #fyp #beingwelsh #wales #welshtiktok ♬ original sound – HayleyTee

@hayleyloutownsend Ach-y-fi is a lovely word and needs to be used more often 🤣 #fyp #welsh #tomjones ♬ original sound – HayleyTee

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Pascal Lafargue
Pascal Lafargue
1 year ago

Wales was already on the map, I have checked in my atlas.

1 year ago

Mam*…. Welsh mam…. I’ve never heard of a Welsh mum

I find it incredibly ironic people going on about Welshness and using the southern English slang word mum

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