Basingstoke ladies celebrated their success by meeting the Chatty Man himself, Alan Carr, as a thank you for helping others shed the pounds.

The Slimming World Consultants from around the Basingstoke area got the chance to meet the well-loved TV personality when he presented the annual Slimming World Awards at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre last month.

Consultant, Sharon Morgan 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.”

“I feel proud of the small part I play in supporting people to achieve their dreams and to celebrate alongside them when they do.”

This follows fellow Basingstoke native, Carol Berrie’s six stone weight loss journey which enticed her to open her own slimming world group at Oakridge Hall on a Saturday morning between 7.30am and 9.30am.