Charli XCX is now a character in the long-running BBC One soap opera ‘Eastenders’. Sort of. In last night’s episode, it was revealed that the characters of Lily Slater and Ricky Mitchell had named their new baby after the pop star.
After the name reveal - which saw Lily’s mum in the show, Stacey Slater, assume that the child was being named after her late uncle Charlie - other characters debated the spelling of the name, and whether or not the child’s namesake was called Charli XYZ or Charli XCX.
The actual singer herself commented on the news on Twitter, saying: “Shout out my gays in the writers’ room!”
It remains to be seen if there will be further mention of the origin of the child’s name in the show. Perhaps she could grow up to become the actual Charli XCX and the entire decades-long series could be revealed to be some kind of fictional origin story for her.