With 6.2million followers so far, MailOnline’s TikTok is fast becoming one of the most followed news organisations on the social media platform – and here, we reveal the 10 biggest clips from the past week.
A heartwarming video of a Fox News reporter hugging her son on live TV whilst covering the Denver highschool shooting also featured in the list of most popular videos.
Meanwhile the crowd singing happy birthday to Prince Harry at Invictus games also proved to be a very popular video this week – racking up thousands of comments.
Alien bodies with ‘unknown DNA and eggs inside’ are presented to congress
In one of the most popular TikTok clips released last week, a UFO investigator presented two allegedly ‘non human’ bodies to a congress full of astonished officials.
Jaime Maussan, who has led investigations into alien phenomena for decades, stood with scientists to unveil two corpses in what he called a ‘watershed’ event in front of Mexican Congress on Tuesday.
The researchers made the extraordinary claim that the corpses, presented in windowed boxes and supposedly recovered from Cusco in Peru, were not part of ‘our terrestrial evolution’, with 30 per cent of their genetic composition still ‘unknown’, according to Mexican media.
Carbon dating by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) found the bodies, pictured with three-fingered hands, no teeth and stereoscopic vision, were more than 1,000 years old, Maussan claimed.
The bizarre presentation has triggered a frenzy of excitement among conspiracy theorists online – but it has also drawn scepticism.
Unusually for fossils that have been subjected to analysis, the specimens were coated in what appeared to be sand.
The crowd singing Happy Birthday to Prince Harry at Invictus Games
The Invictus Games crowd sang Happy birthday to a beaming Prince Harry as he celebrated his 39th with wife Meghan Markle in Dusseldorf.
The Duke of Sussex attended a sitting volleyball match after a night of revelry drinking German beers and eating traditional food such as sausages, schnitzel and pork knuckle.
In a viral clip which was shared on Daily Mail Royals TikTok, after Harry and Meghan took their seats in the stands, the stadium announcer asked the crowd: ‘Is there anybody here celebrating their own special occasion today?
‘Anyone’s birthday? Oh I think it is someone’s birthday. A certain Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, 39 today.
‘Happy birthday! Let’s sing along.’
The crowd then joined in as Harry clapped along and smiled next to the duchess – before he mouthed ‘thank you’ to the spectators.
Harry was later presented with a birthday cake by the Mayor of Dusseldorf, Dr Stephen Keller.
The cake was in the colours of the Invictus Games with the words: ‘Happy Birthday Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex.’
Boris Johnson weighs in on the American Bully XL ban
The former Prime Minister cautioned against a knee-jerk reaction to ban Bully XL dogs behind a wave of attacks in a video, saying: ‘It’s not the dog that’s the problem, it’s the owner.’
In his latest must-read column in the Daily Mail the former PM tackles the furore over the crossbreed animals.
Mr Johnson highlighted the misdemeanours of Dilyn, his family’s Jack Russell cross, who has not always behaved perfectly.
‘Dilyn is a lovely dog, a sweet dog, and normally speaking he wouldn’t hurt a fly,’ Mr Johnson said.
‘But as we try to deal with the threat of other dangerous dogs, there is a lesson for us in Dilyn and his behaviour.
‘And that is: it’s not the dog that’s the problem, it’s the owner.’
Rishi Sunak finally vows to crack down on XL bullies and they WILL be banned
Another popular TikTok clip from the Daily Mail UK this week looked at the American XL Bully dog which will be banned by the end of the year following a series of attacks.
In a video Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announcement posted to his X – formerly Twitter – account, the PM said the breed would be banned following a ‘pattern of behaviour [that] cannot go on’.
Mr Sunak said he has ordered ministers to convene a panel of experts, including the police, to define the breed so it can then be outlawed.
‘The American XL Bully dog is a danger to our communities, particularly our children,’ Mr Sunak said.
‘I share the nation’s horror at the recent videos we’ve all seen. Yesterday we saw another suspected XL Bully dog attack, which has tragically led to a fatality.
‘It’s clear this is not about a handful of badly trained dogs: it’s a pattern of behaviour and it cannot go on.
The Sidemen Charity Match raised more than three million pounds
The Sidemen charity football match saw some of the biggest names from the world of YouTube, music and sports go head-to-head, all whilst raising money for charity.
The match delivered the entertainment again with 13 goals as the Youtube All-Stars were defeated once more.
All seven Sidemen were in action against the likes of IShowSpeed, Chunkz and Filly at a sold out London Stadium.
Lifelong West Ham fan Behzinga kicked things off with a moment he’ll never forget as he scored at the home of his beloved club.
Football YouTuber ChrisMD quickly responded with a brilliant individual effort, weaving past three challenges before finishing past KSI.
The stars managed to raise more than three million pounds despite a series of pitch invaders which were captured on a TikTok video which was shared by the Daily Mail.
Danelo Cavalcante CAPTURED after 2 week manhunt
While another TikTok video which racked up over 3.8 million views detailed the capture of escaped prisoner Danelo Cavalcante.
Cavalcante, 34, was serving a life sentence for the murder of his ex-girlfriend at the Chester County Prison, 30 miles west of Philadelphia, when he escaped on August 31 by crab-walking up a wall.
About 25 officers were able to surprise him as they surrounded him on Wednesday morning, but Cavalcante, who was wearing a Philadelphia Eagles sweatshirt, tried to escape again by crawling through underbrush with the rifle he stole from a home he broke into on Monday.
Officials then released a police dog to capture the killer. The dog bit him on the scalp and he was treated for the injury at the scene, police said.
After a bloodied Cavalcante was captured, the SWAT officers in the search team paraded him like a trophy and lined up for a photo with him around 8am EST.
The Brazilian, who is in the US illegally, was arrested in a wooded area near South Coventry Township, inside the updated perimeter set up by police this week.
He had reportedly been hiding with the rifle when he was found under a pile of logs.
Taylor Swift lost her ring VMAs
Taylor Swift dropped a $12,000 vintage ring at MTV VMAs – and appears mortified as search party assembles to hunt down the pricey jewelry.
The singer lost her ring while sitting in the audience at the Video Music Awards, where she won 9 out of 11 awards.
A TikTok video shows security and the audience join her in searching for the ring during commercial break.
The clip, which racked up over 700,000 views on Daily Mail showbiz TikTok, shows the crowd cheering when the songstress finds the jewellery.
The Duchess of Wales loves cold water swimming
The Princess of Wales was revealed as being a fan of cold-water swimming at night – and played ‘beer pong’ with Mike Tindall.
The royal sporting revelations came to light with the release of a special Rugby World Cup edition of the former England international’s podcast: The Good, the Bad and the Rugby.
In the 50-minute episode, the Prince and Princess of Wales and Anne, the Princess Royal – who are patrons of Welsh, English and Scottish rugby, respectively – talk to Tindall, husband of Anne’s daughter Zara, and co-hosts James Haskell and Alex Payne in the green drawing room at Windsor Castle.
The clip was shared on the Daily Mail Royals TikTok account and has since racked up over 200,000 views.
A Fox News reporter hugged her son on live TV after school shooting
The reporter dropped everything whilst covering the Denver highschool shooting in March 2023 to hug her son, who was a student at the school.
The mother was recording a live segment outside East High School in Denver, Colorado following reports a student had shot two staff members, when she saw her teenage son walk past.
Acuna’s attention was immediately diverted to her child, whom she urgently beckoned over.
Two administrators were left wounded and the suspect, 17-year-old Austin Lyle was later found dead.
The clip was shared on Daily Mail Crime’s TikTok and racked up over 10.8 million views.
Inmate explains why he murdered his bunkmate in prison
Another popular video on TikTok this week is a clip of Steven Sandison who pleaded guilty to second degree murder of 67-year-old Theodore Dyre, who was serving a 25-year sentence for first degree criminal sexual conduct against someone under 13 years of age.
When Sandison, who shared a bunk with Dyer at the time, found this out, he strangled him to death in their cell with shoe laces.
Sandison who was already serving time for murder was further sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The clip racked up over 3.8 million views on Daily Mail Crime’s TikTok account.