Residents left bemused after EastEnders' Sonia Fowler lands her dream job in Kettering

Kettering has a new resident coming its way after EastEnders nurse Sonia Fowler landed her dream job in the Northamptonshire town.

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.

Tina and Sonia
Tina and Sonia (BBC)

Some Kettering residents were not so sure Sonia would enjoy their home town.

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.

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.

Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan (Ian West/PA)

Another EastEnders fan reported meeting Danny Dyer in Kettering - perhaps he inspired Sonia's choice of destination?

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