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Town dubbed ‘home of the chavs’ now also crowned ‘slobbiest place in Britain’

A UK town nicknamed “home of the chavs” has now been branded the slobbiest place in Britain.

Researchers found the unfit folk of Chatham, Kent, were the least likely to cycle or walk.

The Medway town is already famous for its inhabitants’ love of Burberry fashions, tracksuits, baseball caps and “blingy” jewellery.

Chatham resident Adrian Richardson, 34, confessed: “We are a bunch of slobs.

“Wherever you go you see people with muffin tops and bingo wings, and it’s a rare sight indeed if you see someone jogging.”

Slobs like telly’s Wayne and Waynetta – played by Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke – are also rife in Doncaster where motormouth Jeremy Clarkson was born.

It came second on the list with Scunthorpe in Lincs, Gillingham in Kent, and Lincoln not far behind.

At the other end of the scale, folk in Southport, Merseyside, were rated the fittest.

The study looked at data from the walking and cycling charity Sustrans.

Financial experts at Forbes Advisor combined it with details about green spaces, gyms, leisure centres and
cycling routes in each area. A Forbes Advisor spokesman said: “Chatham is the worst location in the UK for exercise lovers.”

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It scored just 14 out of 100 in the fitness index – the lowest of any towns or city.

Southport was rated an impressive 80 out of 100.

Kevin Pratt, of Forbes Advisor, said: “If you live in an area that has the spaces and facilities to enable you to get plenty of exercise, that’s something to celebrate.”

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