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Panto dwarves blast burger chain Five Guys after being mocked about their size

Ben Goffe and Craig Garner — rehearsing with Dawn French and Julian Clary at a West End theatre next door — had popped in with castmates for an afternoon meal.

They were so furious they walked out, vowing never to return.

Ben, 28, rapped on Twitter: “Absolutely disgusted with treatment I received from Five Guys.

“Staff were laughing at myself and my colleagues because we’re short.

“Do they always laugh at their customers if they have a disability?”

Craig, 33 — Daniel Radcliffe’s body double in two Harry Potter films — wrote: “Very disappointed to walk into Five Guys, only to be laughed at by some of the staff.

“I was with cast members as we’re appearing at the London Palladium in Snow White. Is this normal protocol when greeting customers?”

Yesterday a pal told The Sun: “They were so upset they left. They won’t go there again.

“Unfortunately this sort of thing happens a lot.”

A source on the stage production — opening tomorrow and starring Dawn, 61, as The Wicked Witch — added: “It was really out of order.”

Disability campaigners also blasted the restaurant chain.

Charity Scope said: “Fast food should never come with a side order of bad, outdated attitudes towards disabled people.”

Sue Bott CBE, deputy chief at Disability Rights UK, said: “If this is confirmed, we hope Five Guys takes appropriate disciplinary action.”

Yesterday the chain refused to comment. But it vowed to probe and tweeted: “We’d like to apologise to Ben, Craig and their colleagues.”

Ben’s spokesman said last night: “As far as he is concerned the incident is now closed. He doesn’t want to talk about it.”


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