Louis Theroux Reflects on Viral TikTok Fame with ‘Jiggle Jiggle’ Rap: From Documentary to Unexpected Music Sensation

…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media. Louis Theroux, the renowned documentarian and journalist, recently shared his experience of being approached by TikTok after his rap track, “Jiggle Jiggle,” became a viral sensation.


Speaking on his Spotify podcast, he invited journalist, YouTuber, and comedian Amelia Dimoldenberg, also known as Amelia Dims, to discuss the unexpected success of the rap.

An Earlier Encounter and the Rise of the Rap

This wasn’t the first time Louis and Amelia had discussed the rap.

In a previous episode of Amelia’s popular “Chicken Shop Date” skit, which features her going on a playful ‘date’ with various celebrities while eating chicken, she had asked Louis about a rap he made during the filming of one of his “Weird Weekend” episodes in 2000.


The rap became a topic of conversation again when it went viral years later.

The ‘Jiggle Jiggle’ Lyrics and Worldwide Popularity

During the podcast, Louis recited the rap lyrics from memory, which began with lines like “My money don’t jiggle, jiggle, it folds,” and expressed his surprise at its widespread popularity.

The rap resurfaced across TikTok, captivating millions of users and even catching the attention of celebrities like Shakira, Jason Derulo, Lizzo, Snoop Dogg, and Rita Ora.

Manchester DJs Duke and Jones also created a remix, which amassed over 1.2 million TikTok videos featuring the track.

Reflections on the Unexpected Fame

Louis and Amelia discussed their initial reactions to the sudden surge in popularity of the rap on the podcast.


Louis mentioned that after their Chicken Shop Date episode, Amelia’s video editing team shared a rough copy of the episode, including the rap, which led Louis’ wife to suggest removing it due to its age.

However, they decided to keep it, understanding the appeal to the TikTok audience.

Little did they know that the rap would catapult Louis to unexpected fame and recognition.

TikTok’s Impact and Worldwide Demand

Louis revealed that a few weeks after the episode aired, his agent informed him that TikTok had reached out due to the overwhelming demand for the “Jiggle Jiggle” rap sensation.

The track had garnered hundreds of millions, possibly even billions, of hits and views.


Amelia recalled Louis sending her a message expressing gratitude for the interview but mentioning that he couldn’t leave the house without being approached by young people.

The unexpected fame brought its challenges but also amusement.

The Unforeseen Path to Fame

Reflecting on his experience, Louis acknowledged that his rap track, something he never expected to become famous for, had catapulted him to a level of recognition he had never experienced before.

Despite the unexpected nature of his fame, he remains appreciative and continues to engage in in-depth conversations with fascinating individuals on his Spotify podcast.

Listeners can tune in to Louis Theroux’s podcast on Spotify to join him on his captivating conversations with an array of intriguing figures from around the world.



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