US pop star Joe Jonas trainspotting with TikTok’s Francis Bourgeois


American pop star Joe Jonas was spotted hanging out with favorite TikTok trainspotter, Francis Bourgeois.

In a clip shared to Bourgeois’ Instagram on Wednesday, the unlikely pair can be seen standing in a field and waving at a passing train.

Jonas, who is married to Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, also shared a clip with the words: “Trainspotting with the legend”.

Bourgeois has become one of TikTok’s biggest stars in 2021, rising to fame for recording his enthusiastic reactions to trains as they pass via a camera strapped to his head.

The internet star, whose real name is Luke Nicolson, has quickly become a viral social media sensation and has over a million followers on Instagram.

Jonas, who achieved celebrity status as a member of the pop rock band the Jonas Brothers alongside his brothers Kevin and Nick, has 12.9 million followers.

Shocked fans took to Twitter to express their joy at the unexpected pairing, writing, “Joe Jonas hanging out with Francis Bourgeois wasn’t on my 2022 bingo card.”

Another user wrote: “Biggest crossover in history. Period.”

Jonas isn’t the first celebrity to hang out with the viral sensation, with former footballer Thierry Henry appearing in a widely shared video with the young train watcher in November.

Last year Bourgeois was accused of faking his passion for his hobby after doubts were raised online by people questioning its authenticity.

He responded to the criticism by posting a video montage of his train-spotting journey since receiving his first model train as a child.

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In the video, he said: “Life is so much purer now that I’ve reconnected with my passion.

“Trainspotters come in all shapes and sizes. They can even wear a True Religion denim jacket and Nike Air Max.


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