A HAMPSHIRE town has been dubbed "boring and non-descript" in a new BBC show.

Fleet and Basingstoke both feature in the new BBC Three comedy, Small Doses.

The show has been created by comedian Helen Bauer, who plays a family au-pair, who returns to Fleet from Germany after overstaying her welcome.

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But it's Fleet that takes the 'boring' label, as that is where the comedy is set. It's described as a "very boring, non-descript town" within the first few minutes.

Helen recently took to Instagram to clear up the slander of Hampshire's best towns, saying Fleet is in fact her hometown.

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In the post, the Hampshire comedian said: "I made a pilot of a sitcom. A sitcom I have had in my head forever. It’s set in my hometown of Fleet and I hope you love it and everyone in it is so great and the team who made it happen are literal dream makers I can’t believe I got to do it."

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Fleet East councillor, Peter Wildsmith took to Twitter to speak of his surprise on seeing Fleet in a BBC Three comedy. He said: "Great and also very weird to see Fleet in this. Will there be more episodes..."

Basingstoke also got a mention from the new comedy, when Kate and her mother, who is played by actress Julia Deakin, took a trip to Festival Place to buy some new clothes, before getting in the car to head to the M3.

Helen is described as one of the UK's rising stand up comedians and has appeared on Live At The Apollo and The Emily Atack Show.

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