Local slimmer meets TV star Mark Wright

SLIMMING STAR: Slimming World District Manager Gillian Hetherton meets TOWIE star Mark Wright at the Slimming World Awards.

SLIMMING STAR: Slimming World District Manager Gillian Hetherton meets TOWIE star Mark Wright at the Slimming World Awards.

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LOCAL slimming group leader Gillian Hetherton met reality TV star Mark Wright at a recent event celebrating weight-loss success.

Gillian, who manages Slimming World groups in Forfar, was thrilled to get the chance to pose for a photo with Mark at the event in Birmingham.

Mark, 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 OBE to host the ceremony, saying: “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 Gillian who run and manage the Slimming World groups and help them achieve so much.”

Gillian says meeting Mark was the perfect ending to a great year for Slimming World. The club now helps more than a million people every year to lose weight and lead healthier, happier lives at one of its 9,500 weekly sessions.

“But there’s still a lot of work to be done,” adds Gillian. “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.”

To find out more about Slimming World call 0844 897 8000 or visit www.slimmingworld.com