When Sally met Paddy - with Hannah

It wasn’t a case of ‘no likey, no lighty’ when two local Slimming World consultants met comedian and TV presenter Paddy McGuinness at an annual awards ceremony.

Sally Neighbour and Hannah Mitchell were delighted to get to know Paddy when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Bolton-born Paddy, who shot to fame in Channel 4 comedy Phoenix Nights alongside school friend Peter Kay before becoming a popular stand-up comedian and TV presenter on shows including ITV1’s Take Me Out, said he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

He added: “I have to admit the most I knew about Slimming World before the awards was a gag in Peter’s routine that refers to Slimming World as being a £1 cheaper than its competitors! Jokes aside, I was genuinely amazed to hear about what a difference Consultants like Sally and Hannah make to people’s lives. At the ceremony I met lots of people who’d 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 and their Consultant.

“Before I started working in comedy I was a fitness instructor so I know how important it is to look after yourself, but equally I know it’s not always easy to motivate yourself. So, having the help and support of people like Sally and Hannah to keep you on track and be there with advice when you need it really is invaluable.”

To join a local group call Sally on 07976 218137 or Hannah on 07869 126088 or visit www.slimmingworld.com