Angus Kennedy has been warned by doctors that his cholesterol level is 'dangerously high'.
He has gained 12.7kg (2st) through eating 900g (2lb) of sweets a day since getting the job in 2010, reports Metro.
The real-life Willy Wonka said of his occupation: "Eating chocolate for a living really was the dream job. I was given a Golden Ticket to sample the world's craziest, tastiest new goodies and review them in the magazine."
However, he added that he recognised the downside to his former job, with recent medical checks exposing his unhealthy arteries.
Kennedy from Maidstone, Kent has now turned to exercise in order to help shed the weight and is stepping in a new career direction. He is experimenting with being an author and is currently writing about delivering his wife's baby.
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