Meeting singer and TV presenter Peter Andre was the perfect start to 2015, a local Slimming World Consultant has said.
Larne woman Elspeth Turner-Warke runs a Slimming World group at Woodburn Community Centre in Carrick every Wednesday.
She was 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 recently.
“I’m so proud of all of the members of the Carrickfergus group. They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2014, with many of them reaching their target weights and improving their health substantially,” Elspeth said.
“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 said he was delighted to meet Elspeth 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. But 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.”