It seems like these days the whole world has gone UK cray and everyone is a sucker for a British twang.

We all know the London accent makes everyone immediately think of blockbuster films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels or Casino Royale, and with a whole host of TV presenters, comedians and musicians all making their way Stateside, who is worth following on Twitter?

Here’s a lowdown of our favourite five to follow right now.

Sam Smith | Twitter Handle: @samsmithworld  |  Followers: 2.91m


Sam Smith has become one of the biggest musicians on the planet since he first hit the scene back in 2012. After recently collecting accolades at both the Grammys and Brit Awards, Sam now has 17 gongs to his name and this number is expected to just keep on rising. The London-born singer is very active on his Twitter account, posting about the cities he is touring in and details on all the awards for which he has been nominated. You’ll also get an insight into his private life as he shares a whole heap of pictures on his timeline via his Instagram account.


Rita Ora  |  Twitter Handle: @RitaOra  |  Followers: 4.34m


When you are spotted out with megastars like Jay-Z and Beyonce you are bound for stardom in the music industry. Rita took her sassy style of fashion, personality and music to the States over the last few years, winning huge plaudits for the debut album and even earning a guest appearance on 90210! Her happy-go-lucky way recently won her a place on the Happiest Celeb Tweeter chart, so Rita will never put you in a bad mood! You’ll find her tweeting about her life on tour and how her acts on The Voice are doing.


Idris Elba  |  Twitter Handle: @idriselba  |  Followers: 1.36m


After rising to fame as Russell ‘Stringer’ Bell on the critically acclaim HBO series The Wire, Idris Elba has gone on to become a prominent figure on both the small and silver screen. Whether it is his alter ego, the ruthless cop John Luther, or his big screen depiction of Nelson Mandela, he has made a success of every role he has played. Idris keeps his fans updated on any up-coming shows or films he is starring in, as well as promoting any events or causes he is working with. As a side hobby, Idris is a renowned DJ and often posts pictures and videos from sets he has played.


Ricky Gervais  |  Twitter Handle: @rickygervais  |  Followers: 7.04m


As an award winning actor, writer, director, comedian and author, there are no surprises why Ricky Gervais makes this list. His most famous role to date in the States is probably his outrageous hosting of the Golden Globes from 2010 to 2012, but his comedic bite is still evident on his Twitter feed. He spends the majority of time tweeting funny pictures of himself looking his worst, with an ever positive caption to go with it.


Russell Brand  | Twitter Handle: @rustyrockets  |  Followers: 9.18m


Comedian and actor Russell Brand has become somewhat of a sensation in the USA, mainly due to his cheeky chappy British persona. Russell, who starred in Get Him to the Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, tweets and speaks passionately about his political and social beliefs most of the time, however he always has time to comically put down a follower who is trying to troll him.