Instagram is five today: top UK accounts

Harry Styles, the One Direction band member, has the top Instagram account in the UK.

Instagram post by @harrystyles
Instagram post by @harrystyles

Celebrating its fifth anniversary today, the photo sharing app owned by Facebook has revealed the top five UK accounts.


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David Beckham (@davidbeckham) follows Styles (@harrystyles). Beckham has reached the top five even though he only joined the site within the past 12 months.

Looking forward to my appearance at the new @adidasMENA store in Dubai this afternoon. #mydubai

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Niall Horan (@niallhoran), also of One Direction fame, is in the third spot.


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Gareth Bale (@garethbale11), the Welsh footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid, takes the fourth position.

Huge honour to be voted @fawales Player of the Year from the boys, big thank you to everyone involved!

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The fifth top Instagram account in the UK is @fakeliampayne which is run by Liam Payne, the One Direction singer.

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Two weeks ago Instagram gained more than 400 million monthly active users, up from 300 million just nine months prior.

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