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Twitter the 50 most popular celebs on Twitter

08/08/2009 2 comments

Stephen Fry tops our Twitter league, but which other famous faces are we following?

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1. Stephen Fry: 98616 followers

Read his Twitter feed at: http://twitter.com/stephenfry

Type of celebrity: Comedian, Actor, TV presenter, Wit

Typical Tweet: “600 people went to the theatre, not to to see Oliver but to compete in a paper & chocolate wrapper rustling competition. Others came to cough”

2. Lance Armstrong: 53813

http://twitter.com/lancearmstrong

Cyclist, record breaking Tour De France Winner

“Got the Knaggs’ family/kids over here at the house. 6 kids ripping around. It’s madness! Luke and 5 girls. Ha! Have a good weekend everyone!”

3. Britney Spears: 53290

http://twitter.com/britneyspears

“I love Japan! I think all the tiny cars are so cute! –Britney”

4. Rick Sanchez: 48825

http://twitter.com/ricksanchezcnn

American TV news anchor

“i twitter because i need as a journalist to get what viewers think and say. w/out them i’m just another talking head.they complete me, lol!”

5. Shaquille O’Neill: 46296

http://twitter.com/THE_REAL_SHAQ

Basketball player, Actor

“Anotha sleepless nite, n twitter land, aaaaaggggghhhhhhh, whyyyyyyyyyyyy”

6. John Cleese: 44142

http://twitter.com/JohnCleese

Actor, Comedian

“Thank you everyone for the messages. Remember I am practically dead, barely functional. Your patience is appreciated. Will blog again soon”

7. Jonathan Ross: 43432

http://twitter.com/Wossy

Tv Presenter, Comedian

“You can lead a celeb to twitter but you can’t always make them tweet.”

8. Al Gore: 38351

http://twitter.com/algore

American politician, Former US Vice President, Environmentalist

“I’m advocating a US goal of 100% carbon-free electricity in 10 years. If you are interested in the plan, check today’s NYT op-Ed on it”

9. MC Hammer: 34042

http://twitter.com/MCHammer

Rapper

“I appreciate all the love (tweets) of congratulations you sent to me about the Super Bowl commercial (Cash4Gold) …it means a lot..thanks”

10. John Hodgman: 32097

http://twitter.com/hodgman

Comedian

“Desk is clear for the first time since beginning of book tour. Apparently it is made of wood”

11. Jimmy Fallon: 27163

http://twitter.com/jimmyfallon

American Comedian

“Just got 4 deli platters from The Daily Show for me and the staff. Classy peeps. Thanks!”

12. Dave Matthews: 24064

http://twitter.com/DaveJMatthews

Musician

“I been playing different guitars. One looks quite a bit like a strat but Rob Cavallo had it made for me (I liked his).”

13. Neil Gaiman: 17705

http://twitter.com/neilhimself

Author

“Clues you’re twittering too much : during an interesting dream, you think “I must twitter this”, and start looking in dream for your phone.”

14. Philip Schofield: 17291

http://twitter.com/Schofe

TV presenter

“Just got the viewing figures for DOI last night, best yet …. 10.9 million. Everyone thrilled with that!! If you watched, thank you.”

15. Russell Brand: 15673

http://twitter.com/rustyrockets

Comedian, TV Presenter, Actor

i”m in bed with my cat morrissey. he’d be furious if he knew i was writing this. he conveys affection by milking me, sans consent. grim

16 Alan Carr: 12,294

http://twitter.com/AlanCarr

“Regretting eating that extra portion of tenderstem broccoli, got awful wind. Nearly blew out my scented candle”

17. Demi Moore: 11655

http://twitter.com/mrskutcher

Actress

“Don’t know how this community of positivity was created but I’m grateful to have found you and thrilled to be a part of this. Go Twitterers

18. Arnold Schwarzenegger: 11147

http://twitter.com/schwarzenegger

Governor of California, former actor

“This is about clean air, saving drivers’ money at the gas pump, and about reducing dependence on foreign oil”

19. Jimmy Carr: 8827

http://twitter.com/jimmycarr

Comedian

“is performing at Peterborough tonight, then Brighton tomorrow”

20. Kevin Smith: 8379

http://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith

Film Director, Actor

I think someone tried to hack into my account. Bummer

21. William Shatner: 7599

http://twitter.com/WilliamShatner

Actor

“Ricardo Montalban was a wonderful man I saw him on Broadway I was entertained by his movies. I loved working with him on the film we made”

22. Snoop Doggy Dogg: 7549

https://twitter.com/snoopdogg

Rapper

“Who’s down to ride with Dogg???”

23. Karl Rove: 7233

http://twitter.com/KarlRove

Political advisor

“En route to Miami for a speaking engagement— a discussion on the new Administration and analysis of the general political landscape.”

24. Paulo Coelho: 5722

http://twitter.com/paulocoelho

Author

“I’m diving deeper into Timothy Leary’s perception of the world but without the LSD”

25. David Mitchell: 5465

http://twitter.com/RealDMitchell

“Thank you so much for believing I’m the real me! I’ve double checked and I still am. I’ll try and post something informative occasionally”

26. Soulja Boy: 5425

http://twitter.com/souljaboytellem

Rapper

“My video gone take him out the game Lol y’all gone love this sh*t just wait”

27. Charlie Brooker: 5338

http://twitter.com/charltonbrooker

Columnist, satirist, writer

“GATE O’CLOCK (gayt-oh-klok) – Noun. The tipping point at which the suffix “-gate” may be appended to any given scandal”

28. Luke Wilson: 4809

http://twitter.com/LukeWilson

Actor

“It’s hard to keep this twitter thing updated! I should hire someone to do this! ;)”

29. Andy Murray: 4758

http://twitter.com/andy_murray

Tennis Player

“In abu dhabi – redirected cuz of fog. Gone with that. Killing treacle on nintendo brain train tho”

30. Rob Brydon: 4673

http://twitter.com/RealRobBrydon

Actor, Comedian

“Almost ten hours of sleep, a modern day personal best!”

31. Joe Trippi: 4644

http://twitter.com/JoeTrippi

Political Adviser

“Completely fueled by Diet-Pepsi during Dean Campaign and since, I unfortunately must report that I do not feel “Forever Young”

32. Graham Linehan: 4071

http://twitter.com/Glinner

Sitcom writer behind Father Ted, Black Books and The IT Crowd

“I’m pro-erotica, anti-vampire”

33. Andi Peters: 4021

http://twitter.com/xxandip

“I’m a Nando’s lover. Medium Peri-peri. Yum. All I talk about is food…why not!!”

34. Will Carling: 3115

http://twitter.com/willcarling

“Just about to have a meeting with Rob Jones, a rugby legend from the Valleys!! And a top boy (but can only drink 3 shandys a night!!)”

35. Boris Johnson: 2281

http://twitter.com/MayorOfLondon

Politician: Mayor of London, Columnist

“Sorry everyone for my radio silence. Not been sking but in Davos. Wall to wall bankerfest and crazy busy schedule. Promise to twitter mo …”

36. Michael Phelps: 2239

http://twitter.com/Michael_Phelps

Swimmer

“Michael Phelps + New Hobby = Poker !!”

37. Jamie Oliver: 2140

http://twitter.com/Jamie_Oliver

Chef

“yeah!great guys,go for it! get involed, talk about pork, cook different cuts, buy british! the recipes are there. and pledge pledge pledge”

38. Elijah Wood: 2118

http://twitter.com/elijahwood

Actor

“Dancing in my underwear like Tom Cruise in Risky Biz, lol”

39. Tim Minchin: 1965

http://twitter.com/timminchin

Comedian, musician, actor

“without wanting to sound too crass, tickets for next month’s leicester show have gone on sale. do come”

40. Rachel Bilson: 1720

http://twitter.com/rachel_bilson

Actress

“shopping! shhhhhh”

41. Mischa Barton: 1672

http://twitter.com/MischaBarton

“Hey guys, go check out out my blog where I clear up some rumors you might have read. Don’t believe everything you read! ; ) XOXO MB”

42. Yoko Ono: 1199

http://twitter.com/yokoono

Artist

“Every day, I am thankful that I am alive. It’s not like we are more deserving than the ones who are running for survival under bombs”

43. Eli Manning: 1328

http://twitter.com/elimanning

American Football player

“big game tonight. home field at stake. feelin good”

44. Regina Spektor: 1293

http://twitter.com/reginaspektor

Musician

“trying to keep up with all the followers! Xoxoxox”

45. George Lucas: 973

http://twitter.com/George_Lucas

Director

“Kids are really loving the new Clone Wars series”

46. Jamie Cullum: 929

http://twitter.com/jamiecullum

Musician

“Wow. As I listen to this new stuff I realise that i’ve definitely chosen vibe over perfection. All full takes, no editing”

47. Xzibit: 661

http://twitter.com/mrxtothaz

Rapper, TV Presenter

“black and gold is wack and old……LOL”

48. Richard Herring: 513

http://twitter.com/Herring1967

Comedian

“Playing scrabble in cafe Nero after getting too cold for comfort in regents park. Winning of course. Best word so far- patinas 73”

49. Roots Manuva: 388

http://twitter.com/rootsmanuva

Rapper, Musician

“Wassup twitation massive! The slime tour blasted off like a rocket. I’m in norfork now. Can someone tell my aunt delia to pop into the show.”

50. Toby Young: 103

http://twitter.com/toadmeister

Journalist, Broadcaster

“So 38 million Americans watched their new President flub the Oath. Even George “They misunderestimated me” Bush got that right”