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Tanya Burr

Tanya Burr
Tanya 2014 (cropped).jpg
Tanya Burr in 2014
Personal information
Norwich, Norfolk, England
ResidenceLondon, England
Spouse(s)Jim Chapman (m. 2015–2019)
YouTube information
Years active2009–present
Subscribers3.5+ million
Total views140+ million
NetworkGleam Futures
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2012
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2014
Updated 7 January 2019

Tanya Burr is an English YouTuber and actress, whose channel has over 3.5 million subscribers.[1][2]

Early life

Burr grew up in Norwich, Norfolk, England and attended Long Stratton High School and Notre Dame sixth form. After completing school, she studied to become a makeup artist, before getting a job working at the beauty counter in Jarrold's department store in Norwich.[citation needed]



While working at Jarrold's in 2009, Burr copied the advice of makeup artist and sister-in-law Samantha Chapman and created a YouTube channel.[3] Burr left her job two years later to focus on her YouTube channel.[citation needed]

Her earliest videos showed viewers how to recreate celebrity makeup looks. She later began making videos about fashion, style, and baking.[4] Over the years, Burr has collaborated on videos with other YouTubers, including Zoe Sugg, Louise Pentland, Alfie Deyes, Tyler Oakley, and Joe Sugg.[5]

As of January 2019, Burr has over 3.5 million subscribers to her YouTube channel and over 140 million video views.[2] She has over 3 million followers on Twitter[6] and over 3.1 million followers on Instagram.[7] She also appeared on the cover of Glamour UK in December 2015,[8] and Stylist magazine in November 2016.[9]

Cosmetic brand

In 2014, Burr launched a cosmetics brand, through British retailer Superdrug, called Tanya Burr Cosmetics.[9]


Burr has written three books with the help of a ghostwriter.[10] Her first book, Love, Tanya, features tips on beauty, vlogging, and baking. It was released by Penguin Books on 29 January 2015.[11] She released a cookbook titled Tanya Bakes on 30 June 2016.[12] Her third book, Tanya's Christmas, was released on 19 October 2017.[13]


In 2017, Burr made her acting debut in the short film Disconnect.[14] She also made an appearance as an extra in Sky One’s Bulletproof. Burr made her professional stage debut in May 2018, in a revival of Judy Upton's Confidence. She played the lead role of Ella.[15][16]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2017 Disconnect Sophie Short film
2018 Love Daily Roxanne 1 episode
2018 Bulletproof Rebecca 1 episode
TBA Hurt By Paradise Maud In post-production
TBA Cassette Ilana Clark In post-production
Stage roles
Year Title Role Venue Ref.
2018 Confidence Ella Southwark Playhouse [17]

Personal life

Burr met fellow YouTuber Jim Chapman in 2007. The two became engaged in December 2012, and married on 3 September 2015, at Babington House in Somerset, announcing the news through their social media accounts on 6 September.[18] On 12 March 2019, Burr announced via Instagram that herself and Chapman had decided to split up.[19]


  1. ^ "tanyaburr YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics -". Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "pixi2woo YouTube Stats, Channel Statistics". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ Cope, Lauren (7 April 2014). "Norfolk YouTube sensations Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, The Lean Machines and Pixiwoo talk about their online success". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  4. ^ Moore, Rachel (30 May 2017). "Who is Tanya Burr? YouTube beauty star and Jim Chapman's wife - all the details". The Sun. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  5. ^ "YouTube". Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Tanya Burr". Twitter. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Tanya Burr (@tanyaburr) • Instagram photos and videos". Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  8. ^ Bailey, Leanne (28 October 2015). "Watch: Tanya Burr sees her cover for the first time". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  9. ^ a b Bownass, Helen (15 November 2016). "15 million clicks of fame: Stylist spends a week with vlogging phenomenon Tanya Burr". Stylist. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  10. ^ "YouTube Star Tanya Burr On Why She Acknowledged Her Ghost Writer And Didn't Ask Zoella For Help". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  11. ^ Leaper, Caroline (28 January 2015). "Tanya Burr's Love Tanya: Star Vlogger Books Decoded". Marie Claire UK. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  12. ^ WHSmith. "Tanya Bakes". WHSmith. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  13. ^ Burr, Tanya (19 October 2017). Tanya's Christmas: Make, Bake and Celebrate. S.l.: Blink Publishing. ISBN 9781911600411.
  14. ^ "Tanya Burr Just Landed Her Debut Theatre Role And Fans Are Freaking Out | MTV UK". Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Tanya Burr on her stage debut, setbacks and dealing with negativity". Evening Standard. 8 May 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  16. ^ Team, Stylist (10 May 2018). "Tanya Burr reveals why she is embarking on her second career". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Confidence". 23 May 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  18. ^ "YouTubers Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman get married". BBC Newsbeat. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  19. ^ Eyres, Zosia (12 March 2019). "Youtubers Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman announce shock split". bristolpost. Retrieved 12 March 2019.

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