Superstar Mariah Carey loves watching British soap opera Eastenders and is trying to adopt the characters' trademark cockney accent.

The 34-year-old singer is determined to become a true Londoner when she moves to the city, joining the likes of Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, who have made the British capital their homes.

Carey says, "I love Eastenders and I've asked a friend of mine to record some episodes for me. I love the way they speak - the cockney accent, so I'm gonna learn it."