A Slimming World manager from Buchan says meeting singer and TV presenter Peter Andre was the perfect way to get set for a super-slimming start to 2015.
Fiona Manwell, who manages Slimming World groups in Buchan, was thrilled to get a chance to cuddle up to Peter when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.
Fiona said meeting the Mysterious Girl and Insania singer was a wonderful way to round off what’s been a great 12 months for Slimming World, as well as the perfect way to kick start another successful year.
She said: “I’m so proud of all of our members in Buchan. They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2014, with many of them reaching their target weights and improving their health substantially.
“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 I feel powered up and I can’t wait to help those members hold on to all of the fabulous changes they’ve made and support even more people to become happier and healthier in 2015.”
Peter said he was delighted to meet Fiona at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.
He 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.”