TWO Slimming World consultants celebrated their groups’ successes by meeting a well-known chat show host and comedian.

Funnyman Alan Carr co-hosted the annual Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s founder and chair Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Eleanor Brook, who runs a group at Parade Enterprise Centre in Chester every Tuesday, was delighted to get a chance to meet Alan, and said it was the perfect end to a fantastic year for the Chester Slimming World groups.

She said: “The members at our group make me burst with pride, not only have they seen big changes on the scales, many have improved their health and completely changed their lives too.

“For many people, taking that first step into a Slimming World group takes a huge amount of courage. But they are always certain of a warm welcome and introduction to our fabulously flexible eating plan which means you are never hungry while you are losing weight.

"Watching people grow in confidence each week and take on things that they did not think possible before losing weight absolutely amazes me. I feel proud of the small part I play in supporting people to achieve their dreams and to celebrate alongside them when they do, so I was honoured to represent Chester at the Slimming World Awards. Alan was left in awe of the difference Slimming World makes to people’s lives too.”

Craig Jackson who runs a class at Saltney Tavern every Monday, added: “Last year was our 50th year, which was full of celebrations and successes. We have supported more people than ever to achieve their dreams and we are so excited about what 2020 has in store.”

“For anyone who may be thinking of taking that step to lose weight and improve their health this New Year I truly believe that joining a local Slimming World group is the best way for people to learn new habits and make long-term healthy changes.”

Alan, who presented comedy chat show Chatty Man on Channel 4, said it was great to meet Eleanor and Craig at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

He said: “I met so many people who had transformed their lives and it was clear how much the support they received from their ‘Slimming World family’ meant to them.

“Every one of them spoke passionately about how they could not have made those changes to eat more healthily and become more active without the support of Consultants like Eleanor, Craig and their group every week. I left the awards feeling so uplifted and positive, I wish I could have bottled that Slimming World feeling.