Comedian honours local slimmers

Jason Manford with the local Slimming World Consultants at the awards ceremony.

Jason Manford with the local Slimming World Consultants at the awards ceremony.

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A GROUP of Skegness Slimming World Consultants scored a big 10 out of 10 from comedian Jason Manford when they met him at the club’s annual awards ceremony to celebrate its most successful slimmers.

The team, who run weekly Slimming World groups in Skegness, were thrilled to meet the funnyman, who shot to fame on TV panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats, at the event in Birmingham.

Jason joined Slimming World’s founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE, FRSA to host the ceremony.

He said: “I was blown away by the achievements of all of the slimmers who joined us on stage.

“Throughout the day I met so many inspirational people, not only the slimmers collecting awards but also the amazing people who run the groups and help them achieve so much. It’s literally changed their lives beyond all recognition.

“I know keeping weight in control is a challenge for a lot of us these days and I think the people of Skegness are very lucky to have people who are clearly as dedicated to their members as this bunch and to have such great support networks on their doorstep.”

Slimming World Consultant Rebecca Stones said meeting Jason Manford was the perfect ending to another extraordinary year for Slimming World.

The national organisation helps more than a million people every year to lose weight and lead healthier, happier lives at one of its 8,000 weekly sessions.

“But there’s still a lot of work to be done,” added Shona Drew. “With some of the highest levels of obesity in Europe here in the UK, in 2012 we want to help even more people to slim down and improve their health starting this January.

“At this time of year lots of people will be making New Year’s resolutions and pledging to lose weight, and we’d love anyone who wants to make a change to come along and join us.