It definitely wasn’t a case of ‘no likey, no lighty’ when a group of Slimming World consultants met comedian and TV presenter Paddy McGuinness at an annual awards ceremony.
The team, who run weekly Slimming World groups in Morley, were delighted to get a chance to cuddle up to Paddy when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards.
Bolton-born Paddy, who shot to fame in Channel 4 comedy Phoenix Nights alongside school friend Peter Kay before becoming a popular stand-up comedian and TV presenter on shows including ITV1’s Take Me Out, said he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
He said: “I have to admit the most I knew about Slimming World before the awards was a gag in Peter’s routine that refers to Slimming World as being a £1 cheaper than its competitors!
“Jokes aside, I was genuinely amazed to hear about what a difference Slimming World makes to people’s lives. At the ceremony I met lots of people who’d lost incredible amounts of weight and it had totally changed their lives. Every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have done it without the support of their Slimming World group and their consultant.”
Consultant Yvonne Wood said meeting Paddy at the event was the cherry on the top of a great year for Slimming World groups in Morley.
She said: “Obviously the most important thing of all is that our members have lost weight and improved their health throughout 2013 and we’re so proud of all of the slimmers in the area – many of them have achieved their target weights and been able do things they never thought possible before slimming down.
“But as well as seeing stonking success on the scales, we’ve had a lot of fun throughout the year too – we’ve held parties in group, raised money for charity and members have cheered each other on.”