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Rupert Grint breaks Guinness World Record with Instagram followers

Written by on 18 November 2020

Rupert Grint has beaten the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram.

Guinness World Records says the Harry Potter actor managed the achievement in just four hours and one minute – after joining the site earlier this month.

The previous title holder – Sir David Attenborough – achieved the same number in four hours and 44 minutes, beating Jennifer Aniston who held the title previously at five hours and sixteen minutes.

The Harry Potter star said he was ‘only 10 years too late’ joining the social media site

Grint used his first post to introduce his baby girl Wednesday to the world with a selfie.

He wrote: “Hey Instagram….only 10 years late, but here I am. Grint on the Gram! Here to introduce you all to Wednesday G. Grint. Stay safe, Rupert.”

His Harry potter co-star Tom Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in the franchise, was among the first to reply writing: “Welcome Weasley, it’s about time. Love to Wednesday xx.”

Grint's wizarding co-star was one of the first to post a comment on his new account
Grint’s wizarding co-star was one of the first to post a comment on his new account

After less than 24 hours on the social networking site Grint had more than two million followers, including singer Ariana Grande and TV presenter Sir David Attenborough.

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He now has more than 3.4 million followers and follows a mixture of accounts – ranging from Greta Thunberg to Lewis Hamilton.

Grint and his partner Georgia Groome – a fellow actor – announced the birth of their first child in May.

The pair met on the set of comedy Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging in 2008 – and become a couple in 2011.