Charli XCX reacts to Eastenders characters that named a child after her.

Charli XCX Celebrates EastEnders Naming Character After Her

BBC Soap Features Charli XCX-Inspired Baby Name

Charli XCX, the British artist, has expressed her appreciation for the long-running BBC soap opera EastEnders after two of its characters named their child after her in a recent episode.

Soap Opera’s Charli XCX Baby Name

In the episode that aired on September 4, fans of EastEnders witnessed the birth of Lily Slater’s (played by Lillia Turner) first child with Ricky Mitchell (Frankie Day). Following the birth, Ricky, accompanied by his father Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) and his partner Denise Fox (Diane Parish), was asked about the baby’s name. Ricky revealed that they had named her “Charli,” explaining that it was after Charli XCX, the singer.

Surprise and Celebration on Social Media

The scene garnered attention on social media after it was shared by the popular British Instagram account @loveofhuns. Fans of Charli XCX and the soap opera expressed their surprise and celebration of the crossover. The British artist, known for her significant following among the LGBT+ community, celebrated the scene on social media by acknowledging her LGBTQ+ fans in the writers’ room.

Fan Reactions

Fans of Charli XCX and the soap opera considered the naming of the baby after the singer as “iconic” and uniquely British. They shared their excitement and humor on social media, emphasizing the unexpectedness of the crossover. The pregnancy storyline involving Lily and Ricky has been a point of controversy among EastEnders fans, as they were only 12 years old when the baby was conceived, leading to differing opinions and decisions among the characters.

Charli XCX’s Appreciation for LGBTQ+ Fans

Charli XCX’s recognition of the scene not only highlights her appreciation for the unique tribute but also underscores her close connection with and support for her LGBTQ+ fans, who have played a significant role in her career and artistic identity. The unexpected naming choice in the soap opera has added an entertaining and unexpected twist to the show’s storyline, making it a memorable moment for fans of both EastEnders and Charli XCX.

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