Disastrous Willy Wonka experience lands Channel 5 documentary

The experience didn't live up to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory credit:Bang Showbiz
The experience didn't live up to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory credit:Bang Showbiz

Channel 5 is working on a documentary about the disastrous 'Willy Wonka Chocolate Experience'.

The broadcaster has commissioned a one-off film about the failed event in Glasgow, with parents furious and children crying after organisers had promised "delectable" chocolate fountains and "whimsical" Oompa-Loompas.

Channel 5 has confirmed plans for 'Willy Wonka: The Scandal That Rocked Britain', which will air on March 16.

A synopsis has not been revealed for the documentary, which is being produced by Mentorn Media.

What was meant to be an immersive experience costing families up to £35 a ticket for "a day of pure imagination and wonder" left punters bitterly disappointed.

Instead of an event befitting of Roald Dahl's magical creation, the scarcely decorated warehouse included small candyland posters pinned to the walls, furniture dotted around the room, and actors struggling to remember their lines.

Actress Kirsty Paterson - who played an Oompa Loompa - recently told ITV's 'Good Morning Britain: "They told us this was going to be pantomime style and that we were going to perform as they walked through.

"But what happened is, they gave us the scripts the night before and I remember on the Friday when I went it looked like that...

"And I kind of thought to myself, surely they must have people working throughout the night for this to be better with lights and everything like that.”

House of Illuminati - the company behind the event - has confirmed customers will be given refunds.

Last week, the organiser wrote on its official Facebook page: "I want to extend my sincerest apologies to each and every one of you who was looking forward to this event.

"I understand the disappointment and frustration this has caused, and for that, I am truly sorry."