A group of Slimming World consultants almost went Insania when they met pop idol and television presenter Peter Andre.
The team, who run weekly Slimming World groups in Corby and Kettering, cuddled up to Peter, best known for his hits Mysterious Girl and Insania, when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.
Sue Shone, one of the team, said meeting him was a wonderful way to round off a great 12 months.
She added: “I’m so proud of all of our members. They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2014, with many of them reaching their target weights and improving their health substantially.”
The group from Kettering and Corby were joined by more consultants from elsewhere in Northamptonshire.
Amie Craddock, who runs several groups in Wellingborough and Rushden, said meeting the star was the perfect way to kick start another year.
She said: “It’s so rewarding to see people achieve things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight, whether that’s wearing smaller-sized clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or being able to do more with their family and friends.
“Meeting Peter was a real treat – he was such a nice guy – and a great way to celebrate all of that.
“Now we feel powered up and can’t wait to help our members hold on to all of the fabulous changes they’ve made and to support even more people to become happier and healthier in 2015.”
Peter Andre said he was equally delighted to meet the Slimming World consultants, and added: “Being in the public eye there’s a lot of scrutiny and if you put on even a pound or two the magazines and newspapers are extremely quick to point it out, so I’ve always tried to take care of myself and watch my weight.
“However since becoming a dad I’ve realised it’s about more than just looking good; it’s much more important to me that I’m fit and healthy and setting a good example to my children.
“At the awards I met lots of people who’ve lost incredible amounts of weight and it has completely transformed their lives – and their families’ lives too. They’re eating more healthily and being more active, and so are their families. And every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have made those changes without the support of their Slimming World group and their consultant, so the people who run the groups are clearly very important.”
The event was held at Birmingham’s National Convention Centre.