Kelly Jenkins, more commonly known as just Kel, is a fictional character in the television series This Is England, and she is portrayed byn Chanel Cresswell.
- "At the end of the day, if they smack you, smack them twice as hard." — Kelly
Character History Edit
When Shaun Fields joined the gang in 1983, she helped shave his head, and was present at the party when Combo returned. She wore Harrington Jackets and typical Skingirl clothes, and also had the shaved hairstyle. Lol often protected her from incidents, like when Banjo threatened the gang, and Lol specifically told her not to come to Combo's flat, where he made the speech, because she wanted to protect her.
She stayed friends with the gang for the next few years, attending the wedding of Lol to Woody. Around that time her father moved back in with her mother, and Kelly was delighted despite Lol's reservations. When Lol hinted that their father used to "go into little girl's rooms" Kelly became suspicious, and Mick tried to ease her mind by saying Lol was a liar. Later Kelly went to the pub to watch the world cup game, oblivious to the fact her father was raping her friend Trev at the time.
A little while later her father was killed, and Combo was sent to prison for the crime. Kelly was distraught, and watched as her sister had a daughter but became more and more depressed. On Christmas Eve 1988, Kelly offered to spend the night with Lol, but her sister went home alone. The rest of the gang then ran into Woody, who attacked Milky in front of them. Kelly went back with Trev, but found that her sister had overdosed on paracetamol. She called an ambulance and the doctors were able to save Lol's life.
Kelly is now a lunch lady at the local school alongside her sister Lol and mother. When her friends car breaks down in the middle of nowhere she joins in on the partying that leads her to taking heroin.