EASTENDERS fans are cringing over Janine Butcher’s fake accent after her comeback scenes aired.
The scheming superbitch – who is played by actress Charlie Brooks in the BBC soap – made her return this week with a false identity.
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She is pretending to be a doctor called Dr Judith Bernstein in a scam – and ended up examining Sharon Watts’ son Albie.
She looked the part, dressed in patent stilettos, gold rimmed spectacles and a white jacket.
Clapping eyes on hunky Zack – who had no idea he’d just met one of Walford’s most infamous residents – she said: “Cute.”
Clearly charmed, he said: “I thought you’d be older, Dr Cole.”
And Janine purred back: “Actually it’s Dr Bernstein. Judith Bernstein. I am so sorry I’m late. There is always something keeping me away…
“But, here I am now. Meter’s running. Give me your worst!”
However there was one part of her comeback that distracted EastEnders fans – Janine’s brand new accent.
She sounded nothing like her usual cockney-twanged scheming self.
Instead Dr Judith Bernstein sounded like a posh doctor would.
And fans were very distracted – even calling it “cringe”.
One wrote: “Janine doesn’t sound the same, she changed her voice?”
A second said: “Why is Janine speaking like that I’m cringing.”
Another added: “Janine, what is this voice? #EastEnders “