A boy has been shunned by a club for not liking a lot of chocolate on his biscuit.

Devastated Pete Bowen, 12, from Llansamlet desperately wanted to join up, but he failed to satisfy the only entry criteria.

Club leader Theresa Connell said: “A lot of people think the ‘if you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit join our club’ song is a catchy piece of marketing.

“Really we’re hiding in plain sight, like Prince Andrew did. We cannot be any clearer on this: you absolutely must like chocolate on your biscuit to join our club.”

Pete said: “I was told to join the Rich Tea’s but given you need an extensive property portfolio and Waitrose membership I’d say their criteria is even tougher.”