The English town of Kettering has a new resident coming its way after EastEnders nurse Sonia Fowler landed her dream job there.
Sonia (Natalie Cassidy) was delighted to be offered a position in private healthcare and went around telling everybody how excited she was to move to Kettering. The only hitch was breaking it to her girlfriend Tina Carter (Luisa Bradshaw-White) that she didn’t want her to come along too.
Some Kettering residents were not so sure Sonia would enjoy their home town.
Haha haven't seen tonight's Eastenders yet as just got home but everyone's going mad cuz Sonia said she is moving 2 my home town Kettering!😂— Emily 💖💅🏻👛💋 (@emilyblondee) September 13, 2016
Though others were bemused…
@Maleyart wrote: “Sonia’s coming to KETTERING!! So funny to hear your little home town on tv… cracked me up.”
One was completely exasperated at the timing.
In the same week that I move to uni and try to explain 48 times to my flat mates where Kettering is, it gets fame from Eastenders— laura🦋 (@teckersx) September 14, 2016
This is not the first time Kettering has been weirdly singled out. After the EU referendum, Lindsay Lohan criticised voters in Kettering for their decision to vote to leave – sparking fury from local MP Philip Hollobone. A chastened Lindsay has agreed to visit Kettering to turn on their Christmas lights.
Another EastEnders fan reported meeting Danny Dyer in Kettering – perhaps he inspired Sonia’s choice of destination?