The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright proves a thrill for Morley pair

TOP SLIMMERS: Yvonne Wood and Jayne Broadbent pose for a photo with TV's Mark Wright. (NS)

TOP SLIMMERS: Yvonne Wood and Jayne Broadbent pose for a photo with TV's Mark Wright. (NS)

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The only way was Slimming World for reality star Mark Wright when he met Morley’s Yvonne Wood and Jayne Broadbent at the group’s annual awards ceremony.

The pair, who run weekly Slimming World groups at the Salvation Army and St Francis Church Hall in Morley, were thrilled to get the chance to pose for a photo with Mark at the event in Birmingham.

The star, who shot to fame on The Only Way is Essex before taking to the jungle as a contestant in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, now fronts ITV2 show Take Me Out The Gossip.

He joined Slimming World’s founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell to host the ceremony, and said: “Presenting the Slimming World Awards was a real honour. I was absolutely blown away by the people who joined us on stage.

“I couldn’t believe how much weight they’d lost and what a difference it had made to their lives – they were like completely different people.

“In fact, throughout the day I met so many fantastic people, not only the slimmers collecting awards but also amazing people like Yvonne and Jayne who run the Slimming World groups and help them achieve so much.

Yvonne said meeting Mark was the perfect ending to a great year for them.

“With one of the highest levels of obesity in Europe right here in the UK, 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.”

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