Close encounter with star

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Two Slimming World Consultants met singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

Rachel Hallam Stott and Adela Kerr were 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.

Rachel, who runs a Slimming World group at Burgoyne Middle School, Potton every Thursday, said meeting the Mysterious Girl and Insania singer was a wonderful way to round off what’s been a great 12 months for slimmers in Potton and Gamlingay, as well as the perfect way to kick start another successful year.

She said: “I’m so. 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.

“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 my 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.”

Two-time celebrity dad-of-the-year Peter, who famously featured on the ITV show I’m a Celebrity… in 2004 and now presents Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover, said he was delighted to meet Rachel and Adela 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. 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 people like Rachel and Adela are clearly very important.”

Adela, who runs a Slimming World group at St Andrew’s Rooms, Biggleswade, every Saturday, hopes even more people will benefit from making healthy lifestyle changes this New Year.

She said: “On top of seeing success on the scales, our groups are great places to make friends. We’ve had a lot of fun throughout the year – we’ve held parties, raised money for charity and members have cheered each other on with every step of their weight loss journey.”

If you would like to find out more, you can call Rachel on 01767 221056 or Adela on 01767 600680.