FRANCIS Bourgeois rose to fame as a TikTok train driver and now Joe Jonas has been featured in one of his videos.
The TikTok star, who filmed his reactions as the train passed, has amassed two followers. But who is he and what did he say about his favorite hobby?
How did Francis become friends with Joe Jonas?
TikTok star Francis Bourgeois shocked fans when he took the train with Joe Jonas.
The British train lover has amassed more than two million followers with his videos on the short-form platform in which he travels the British countryside to share his love for cars fire.
In a clip shared on his Instagram Stories on January 12, Bourgeois is seen teaming up with a companion like no other as he and Jonas hang together in a field near the tracks train.
The Jonas Brothers singer also shared a zoomed-in video of Bourgeois’ ship’s coat of arms, before panning out to show the star on social media.
Jonas captioned his post: “Train with legend.
It’s unknown why the pair are together, but fans suspect they may have shot a video for Bourgeois’ TikTok.
Who is Francis Bourgeois on TikTok?
Francis captured the imaginations of TikTok users with his short videos of trains.
He is an engineering student at the University of Nottingham and hails from Harlesdon in North West London.
Despite receiving malicious comments about his hobby while in school, Francis resumed driving trains during the lockdown when he began sharing videos of his outings.
In one particular video, an avid train fan was so excited when he saw a class 377 locomotive pass by him that he fell out of his seat.
The clip has since garnered nearly seven million views.
What did Francis Bourgeois say about trains?
Speaking in an interview with This Morning, Francis explained that he used to go to Willesdon Junction train station as a child to watch the trains go by.
Then he would return home and draw pictures of them from memory.
“I was just fixed by these big machines,” he explains.
“Since then, I have had a passion for trains, cars, planes.”
He is currently trying to pursue a career as a railway engineer after succeeding on the social platform.
“I love showing off how great trains are and trying to make you laugh, laugh and just try to have fun,” he said.
“I want to contribute my passion for trains and also engineering to make the rail network a better place for everyone.”
Is Francis Bourgeois on Instagram?
Francis runs his own Instagram account, where he regularly uploads videos of his train adventures.
At the time of writing, he has over 1.2 million followers.
Meanwhile, after he appeared on ITV’s daytime show in October 2021, fans took to social media to praise the young man for his passion.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Love Francis. How refreshing it is to see such enthusiasm and such a lovely young man. Just what we needed on Monday morning! He deserves to go far with his career.”
And another tweeted: “We just followed Francis and are in love.”
While a third quipped: “Francis as transport minister.”
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