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Who Is Jess Watkins On TikTok And Why Is She Famous?

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Who Is Jess Watkins On TikTok And Why Is She Famous?

If you’ve been on TikTok lately, you may have come across Jess Watkins on there. 

She’s garnered a huge following with her football videos. Here’s everything we know about her.

Who is Jess Watkins and why is she famous?

Jess Watkins is an amateur female footballer and all-round football fanatic from Surrey, UK, who’s racked up more than 127,000 followers on TikTok with her footie content. 


She’s 22-years-old and graduated university just before the pandemic struck. Jess started TikTok during lockdown and only really started to gain traction when she posted more football-related content.

Jess posts videos about upcoming match predictions, creates funny videos which poke fun at the Premier League clubs, vlogs and she also offers free football training sessions through TikTok.

Jess also posts videos of her at practice and shows her followers her diet and exercise regime.


You can follow Jess on TikTok at: @_jesswatkins.

Jess Watkins Key Facts

  • Real Name: Jess Watkins
  • Age: 22
  • DoB: 5th August 1999
  • Nationality: British
  • Net Worth: unknown
  • TikTok Followers: 127,100
  • Instagram Followers: 8,091
  • YouTube Subscribers: 227

All numbers correct as of December 2021.


Jess Watkins Net Worth: How much does Jess Watkins earn?

Jess’s net worth isn’t confirmed and it’s unclear what she could be earning from her social media. What we do know is she’s starting to get more brand partnerships and endorsements as an influencer online.

Jess is a Stat Sports ambassador and she’s also teamed up with the likes of Boost Drinks, EA Sports, Concept Kits UK, Rival Sportswear, Miss Kick UK, Soccer Supplement and even Nike. 


How old is Jess Watkins?

Jess is 22-years-old and her birthday is on 5th August, according to a post she put on Instagram. 

Is Jess Watkins in a relationship?

It’s not clear if Jess is dating anybody right now. There aren’t any obvious signs of her being in a relationship on her social media, so we assume she’s single and focussed on bossing it in the Football content creator’s world. 


Interesting Facts About Jess Watkins

Here are a few interesting things we found out about Jess Watkins.

1) She's been playing football since she was 7

Speaking in an Instagram video about a local campaign she was backing, Jess said she’d been playing football since she was seven-years-old.

2) She started TikTok ‘for fun’ during lockdown

In the same IGTV video, Jess said she started posting content on TikTok during lockdown just for fun and to bust the boredom of being stuck at home. At first, Jess said she posted random things and just jumped on trends on the app. Now, she posts almost exclusively about football.

“Posting videos and just training has really helped with my mental health during lockdown because it’s just given me something to do,” she said. “I think hopefully I’ve helped other people on my TikTok with doing my training sessions.”

3) She was inspired by Bend it Like Beckham

Jess was asked on TikTok why she plays for Hounslow - a women’s amateur football team. Jess answered in a video by pointing to scenes from the 2002 film Bend it Like Beckham starring Keira Knightly. Jess said she grew up watching it and it’s clear Knighthly’s character (who was also named Jess) has inspired her a lot.

Like Jess in the movie, Jess speaks out regularly about parents and teachers discouraging girls who want to play football.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/TikTok/@_jesswatkins

Topics: TikTok, Football

Laura Sanders
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