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Wonka star not a chocolate lover

WEST END star Jonathan Slinger has admitted he does not have a sweet tooth, despite currently starring as the new Willy Wonka in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.

Talking about his new role, Slinger joked: "There's so much chocolate flying around this place that if I did have a sweet tooth I'd be as fat as a hound."

Of his Wonka character, he said: "He's clearly an endearing and appealing figure but there's also something a bit dark about him, something a bit mysterious, lonely, melancholy and sad."