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Jody Latham: 'Fans will get used to accent'

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Jody Latham as Rob in Eastenders

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EastEnders star Jody Latham has insisted that fans will get used to his northern accent.

The actor, who plays Rob Grayson in the BBC One soap, has received criticism for his Burnley accent after fans struggled to understand him.

According to The People, one viewer said on Twitter: "He is TOO northern. I wish he'd tone it down."

Latham, who also played Lip Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, said: "I'm sorry people are having ­difficulty with my accent. I'm sure the great fans of EastEnders will get used to it!"

He joined the show last month as part of Whitney Dean's (Shona McGarty) sex exploitation storyline. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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