A tiny British village has become an internet sensation – after its name was used by Britney Spears on Twitter.
The hamlet of Godney in Somerset – population just 200 – has attracted worldwide attention over the name #Godney.
Fans of pop star Britney Spears began using the word as a Twitter name for the star – a mixture of ‘God’ and ‘Britney’.
Mark Hey, landlord of the village’s Sheppey Inn, tried using the hashtag #Godney to promote his pub, but found his tweets being swallowed up in a sea of Britney messages.
He said he was inundated with Britney fans asking him questions about the village.
Mark said: ”When we first took over the pub, I thought I’d use the power of social media to promote it.
“It made sense to use the hashtag Godney, but everything I wrote just got lost in tweets from Britney fans.
“And of course, the moment they found out that the village existed, that hashtag was full of people OMGing and saying they were going to move to Somerset.
“It was quite funny, but it meant that everything was getting lost in a mire of nuttiness. It makes me laugh. Sometimes we’ve had some quite convoluted conversations about things.”