Hundreds queue for five hours in rain to meet Youtube star Tiana from The Wilsons in West Yorkshire shopping centre

Hundreds of parents and children queued for up to five hours to meet Youtube star Tiana from The Wilsons at a meet and greet in West Yorkshire.

Sunday, 24th November 2019, 11:31 am
Updated Sunday, 24th November 2019, 11:51 am

The Youtube star - who is thought to have a net worth of over £3m despite being only eleven years old - was visiting the Broadway shopping centre in Bradford to launch her Hearts By Tiana pop up shop.

Tiana Wilson is part of three YouTube Channels.

She has her own personal channel, 'Tiana', where she does challenge and prank videos, a channel with her family, 'The Wilsons', and her main channel where she reviews toys, 'Toys And Me'.

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Fans queued for hours to see Tiana

Between the channels, she has over 12 million subscribers.

The shop is located in the Centre for two days only - on Saturday 23 November and Sunday 24 November.

One of the parents who took their children to see the Youtube sensation was Katie Javeed.

She said her family queued from 9am until 2pm for their chance to meet the star - including outside in the rain.

Katie's children had to wear raincoats while waiting outside.

However, Katie said her children couldn't wait to meet their idol.

Katie said: "We got there about 9.10am and there were four different queues already.

"We knew it might be busy but we didn't expect it to be as popular as it was.

"After five minutes in the queue it started to rain heavy.

Queues formed outside the shopping centre from 7am.

"Tiana's dad came out after about thirty minutes of us being in the queue to walk past, it was perfect timing.

"Everybody went wild and it gave everyone the momentum to stay."

Katie said Tiana walked the line of the queue three times during the day.

She told how other families she spoke to in the queue had travelled for hours from Newcastle, Liverpool and London to meet the 'TTsquad'.

Katie's children met Tiana and had selfies with the star.

She added: "They can't wait to see the next Youtube video to see if they made the cut.

"Either way, they left as two happy children."

On their website, Broadway warned fans there would not be a guranteed meeting with the star.

A statement on the website said: "There will be no tickets to meet Tiana in the shop. Fans will be asked to queue on a first-come, first-served basis in defined areas inside and outside the shopping centre.

"WE WOULD LIKE TO STRESS THAT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE ANY OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET TIANA.

"We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause.

"Due to the time of year, there could be some rain on the day.

"Whilst the shop is inside, some of the queue to meet Tiana will be outside on Wells Street.

"Please bring an umbrella if you plan to queue to meet Tiana."