Marks & Spencer supermarket workers from Romford become TikTok stars

‘If this was the TV advert I’d go to M&S’: Marks & Spencer supermarket workers from Romford become unlikely TikTok stars with their own versions of classic pop videos

  • A Marks & Spencer store in Romford won over everyone with its TikTok account 
  • The account for shop in Liberty Shopping Centre has more than 652.5k likes 
  • It went viral last month when staff recreated the Thriller dance for Halloween 
  • Social media is full of praise for a Marks & Spencer store in Romford which has won over customers with its TikTok account and now has 20.4k followers.

    People are delighted by content from the staff, which features dancing videos, product-explainers and the team recreating trends from the app’s viral sounds.

    A clip of the store’s rendition of Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance for Halloween has 310.9k views alone and the account has more than 652.5k likes on all its videos.

    A video of the team lip-synching the Backstreet Boys' I Want It That Way has over 189.6k views and 26.9k likes

    A video of the team lip-synching the Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way has over 189.6k views and 26.9k likes

    The account's latest TikTok featured staff from other M&S stores dancing along to Jingle Bell Rock with the team

    The account’s latest TikTok featured staff from other M&S stores dancing along to Jingle Bell Rock with the team

    People on TikTok have praised the team’s fun antics and are calling for them to receive a pay rise.

    On a video of the team in hi-vis vests lip-synching the Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way, which has over 189.6k views, one comment from Demi Jones said: ‘If this was the TV advert I’d go to M&S’. 

    ‘Hope you get a big pay rise this year! You’re essentially social media marketers,’ another user Designed by Charlotte said.

    Shauna Newth added: ‘Why am I so invested in this M&S team.’

    Another comment also said ‘never been M&S in my life but now I need to go’. 

    The TikTok account promoted M&S's latest Christmas ad

    The team dancing in Percy Pig merch

    Some of the latest TikToks on the account have promoted the store’s Christmas advert and products 

     

    People on TikTok praised the team's videos and some said that they deserve a pay rise

    People on TikTok praised the team’s videos and some said that they deserve a pay rise  

    The reaction to the team is just as positive on Twitter.

    Sharing one of their TikToks on her account, @kb_rowne said ‘the team at M&S Romford have me in a chokehold’ and the post has since been liked more than eight thousand times.

    ‘M&S Romford TikTok beats the John Lewis Christmas advert with ease,’ user Matt Sibson commented. 

    Another comment from @_CalendarGirl said: ‘I will go all the way to M&S Romford for my weekly shop just to see these guys. Give them a pay rise.’ 

    Twitter is full of praise for the TikTok account as users commented that they are willing to do their weekly shopping there just for the team alone

    Twitter is full of praise for the TikTok account as users commented that they are willing to do their weekly shopping there just for the team alone 

    Lee Spencer, the store manager at the Marks & Spencer in Liberty Shopping Centre, told the Romford Recorder the videos started out as a ‘fun new way’ to speak to shoppers.

    He said: ‘Our social media champion Sarah Hutcherson has been doing an amazing job getting colleagues from across the store involved in the fun.

    ‘And we’ve even had customers telling us how much they enjoy the videos and how great it is to see our hardworking team enjoying themselves and showing off their moves.’