Yesterday was “Roald Dahl Day” and to celebrate, the children’s book author’s wife, Liccy, answered some questions about the famous writer.
His widow divulged some fun facts about how Roald would turn into a grump as he neared completion of a book, as the thought of starting a new one came to his mind.
But most interestingly was how she said Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was originally ‘meant to be black.’
Captions on the video interview then says Roald’s publisher advised against it.
Arguably one of the best children’s books written, and made into two major motion pictures, we wonder what amazing turns the book might have had if Roald had ignored the advice of his publisher…
If the kids missed Roald Dahl Day, despair not – they can still show their love of his stories with Asda’s quirky costumes.
Relive Willy Wonka all over again with their creation of the wacky confectioner’s costume (£14).
Not only sporting a dotty bow-tie, they’ve cheekily tucked a golden ticket into the brim of his top hat, for a first-class tour of the factory.
Or go big with their BFG fancy dress costume (£14), Roald’s favourite of his characters, according to Liccy.
Featuring the famous green pants, belt-buckle and big BFG ears, it’s a great nod to Roald’s favourite book.
Just in time for Halloween…or just in time for this weekend. We don’t judge.