Lexi Shaw, 12, who has been told she needs to learn the lines of Augustus Gloop for a upcoming school production – Pictured with mum Becky Shaw, 30, looking at the script. An overweight girl was disgusted when her school sent her a script to read the lines of glutton Augustus Gloop from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. See NTI story NTIGLOOP. Lees Brook Community School sent a script home to pupil Lexi Shaw, 12, of Chaddesden, with her initials next to the part. Gloop’s lines include: “I love the chocolate” and “I must eat all the time”. Lexi, who has been bullied at school over her weight, was off sick with tonsillitis when she received the script. She was invited to learn the lines: “Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. I love the chocolate! UMMMMM!” In the Roald Dahl book, Augustus Gloop is an overindulgent, obese boy, with an insatiable love of chocolate. Lexi’s mum Becky Shaw said when her daughter first saw the script, she was “angry, sad and embarrassed because she really hates how she looks”. Miss Shaw, 30, of Cromford Road, Chaddesden, said: “I was disgusted, fuming.”

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