A TV PERSONALITY has praised the members of a Basingstoke branch of a weight loss service.

Three consultants from Basingstoke Slimming World - Jillian McKay, Emma Mendis, Michelle Allaway - got the chance to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary by meeting Rylan Clarke-Neal at the awards ceremony held to mark the occasion.

The event was held in Birmingham’s International Convention Centre and was co-hosted by the TV presenter.

He said: “I’ve met so many people with different personal stories and they all spoke about the support they received from the Slimming World family.”

The event, held in December, was a chance to applaud the efforts of slimmers of Basingstoke in their transformations.

Emma said: “I couldn’t be prouder of our Basingstoke members. Not only have they lost a fantastic amount of weight throughout 2018, their have also improved their health and boosted their confidence.

“We hope our golden year will be even more successful.”

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