Take Me Out star praises Penarth Slimming World
3:02pm Thursday 2nd January 2014 in Penarth news
IT definitely wasn’t a case of "no likey, no lighty" when a Penarth Slimming World manager met TV presenter Paddy McGuinness at the club's annual awards ceremony.
Linda Bowen, who manages Slimming World groups in Penarth, was delighted to get a chance to meet Paddy when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards.
Linda said meeting Paddy at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, was the cherry on the top of a great year for Slimming World.
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 our members.
"Many of them have achieved their target weights and been able do things they never thought possible before slimming down, including doing more with their families, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or simply fitting in smaller-sized clothes.
"And they’re helping their entire family to eat more healthily too.
"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, raised money for charity and members have cheered each other on with every step of their weight loss journey. I can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for Slimming World and I’d love anyone who’s thinking about losing weight this January to join us."
Paddy, who shot to fame in Channel 4 comedy Phoenix Nights before becoming a Saturday night favourite on ITV’s Take Me Out, said he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
He said: “I was genuinely amazed to hear about what a difference people like Linda who run and manage Slimming World groups make to people’s lives.
"At the ceremony I met lots of people who had 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."