A group of Slimming World Consultants from Richmond, Twickenham and surrounding areas, celebrated their groups’ successes by meeting chat show host and comedian, Alan Carr.

The former Channel Four presenter met with the Slimming World family to help celebrate the groups' 50th year as well as to co-host the Slimming World annual awards with founder and chair Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

The awards ceremony recognised Slimming World's most successful slimmers and the companies outstanding achievements over the last year.

Mr Carr said: “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.

"Every one of them spoke passionately about how they couldn’t have made those changes to eat more healthily and become more active without the support of their Consultants and group every week.

"I left the awards feeling so uplifted and positive, I wish I could’ve bottled that Slimming World feeling."

The team, who run Slimming World groups in Richmond and Twickenham, were delighted to get a chance to meet Alan.

Alisa Gabriel - the Slimming World Group Leader for Richmond and Twickenham 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.

"But they’re always certain of a warm welcome and introduction to our fabulously flexible eating plan which means you’re never hungry while you’re losing weight.

"Watching people grow in confidence each week and take on things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight absolutely amazes me. I feel proud of the small part I play in supporting people to achieve their dreams and to celebrate alongside them when they do, so we were honoured to represent the Richmond and Twickenham groups at the Slimming World Awards. Alan was left in awe of the difference Slimming World makes to people’s lives too.”

Zillah, Georgina & Alisa run Slimming World groups 52 weeks of the year from Monday through to Friday, in Feltham, Whitton, Hanworth & Isleworth.

Collectively they have helped members to loose 2,390 stones and to gain a new way with life.