Celebrity first tweets: From caustic Katie Hopkins to serial selfie snapper Ed Miliband

The unbelievable - and underwhelming - micro-blogging debuts of the UK's most followed

What was your first tweet

A selfie? An inspirational quote? Or maybe just a few words to let the rest of social media know you had arrived.

To celebrate Twitter’s eighth birthday the popular micro-blogging site is taking Twitterers on a trip down memory lane, allowing them to rediscover their first ever attempt at cramming something witty/thoughtful/provocative into 140 characters.

Cringe-worthy or  just plain dull?

Let’s have a look at what some of our favourite Twitter personalities posted before they developed Twitter personalities. #FirstTweet

Before she became the queen of inflammatory tweets, Katie Hopkins was a little more subdued...


Feminism what now?  Lily Allen was "learning to be a lady" back in 2009...

Exciting way to kick-start his Twitter career -  Ed Miliband plumps for drainage thriller...

Modest as always,  Piers Morgan made an entrance by almost agreeing with us...

Enthusiastic about life as always, here's how caustic Clarkson revved up his followers...

Why the speech marks,  David Cameron? The PM falls at the first sarcastic hurdle with this debut...

Deja vu for George Osborne...

Ah. A classic. Not sure this happened, though, did it  Caitlin Moran...

And on the seventh day, the internet was destroyed... By the premiere of  Sir Patrick Stewart...

Gandalf the Great joined Twitter, hated lengthy conversations with journalists...

Might have taken him a bit more time, actually. But the thought was there for  Obama ...

Practical as ever, everyone's favourite tweeter  Stephen Fry...

Controversial from the get go, was our Dara O'Briain...


And it didn't get much more interesting for Murray...

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