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Li-Lo 'happy' to light up pro-brexit Kettering

Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan has said she would be happy to turn on the Christmas lights in Kettering after an "offensive" tweet about the town on the night of the EU referendum.

The 29-year-old pro-Remain American actress was taken to task by the Northamptonshire town's Conservative MP after she "slagged off" areas that voted Brexit, as she live tweeted the results.

He was particularly upset that in one Twitter post she indicated she had never heard of the town, writing: "Sorry #Kettering but where are you?"

This was despite it being home to Weetabix breakfast cereal, record FA Cup goalscoring Kettering Town FC and upmarket shoemakers Cheaney and Loake.

Philip Hollobone was supported in his call for Lohan to switch on the festive lights in reparation by Tory Commons Leader and fellow Brexit campaigner Chris Grayling.

Speaking in Parliament, Mr Grayling joked: "As those of us who have children will know, over the years Lindsay Lohan - as a star of child and teen movies, a very entertaining actress at the time - hasn't necessarily fulfilled her professional potential and perhaps now we know the reason why.

"Had she visited Kettering she might have seen her career turn around and I think the invitation that you have made to her today is one she should accept, she should visit the fine town of Kettering and find herself returned to stardom."

In response on Twitter, Lohan said: "Direct message me about your offer. Would be happy to light the Christmas tree in #Kettering."

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