Published: 06:00, 12 January 2020
Members of slimming groups from across Medway met comic Alan Carr at an event celebrating their weight loss efforts.
The ‘Chatty Man’ co-hosted the annual Slimming World Awards at the Birmingham International Convention Centre last month alongside the organisation’s chair Margaret Miles-Bramwell.
Lauren Porter of the Temple Mill group in Strood said it was the perfect end to a fantastic year for Medway Slimming World.
She said: "The members at our group make me burst with pride, not only have they seen big changes on the scales, many have improved their health and completely changed their lives too.
"For many people, taking that first step into a Slimming World group takes a huge amount of courage.
"Watching people grow in confidence each week and take on things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight absolutely amazes me."
The quick-witted comic said it was great to be invited to the event.
"I met so many people who had transformed their lives and it was clear how much the support they received from their ‘Slimming World family’ meant to them", he said.
"I left the awards feeling so uplifted and positive, I wish I could’ve bottled that Slimming World feeling."