Linlithgow slimmer meets TOWIE’s Mark

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SLIMMING supremo Gillian Hetherton had her dreams become reality when she met TV star Mark Wright at a recent awards ceremony.

It was Slimming World’s annual bash in Birmingham, celebrating the countries most successful slimmers, and Gillian who manages groups based in Linlithgow was delighted to meet ‘The Only Way is Essex’ star.

He joined Slimming World founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell to host the ceremony, and said: “Presenting the Slimming World Awards was a real honour.

‘‘I was absolutely blown away by the people who joined us on stage.

‘‘I couldn’t believe how much weight they’d lost and what a difference it had made to their lives – they were like completely different people.

‘‘Throughout the day I met so many fantastic people, not only the slimmers collecting awards but also amazing people like Gillian who run and manage Slimming World groups and help them achieve so much.

“Everyone commented that having the support of other slimmers is really important too.

‘‘I really feel the people of Linlithgow are very lucky to have such a great support network on their doorstep.”

Gillian added: “There’s still a lot of work to be done.

‘‘With one of the highest levels of obesity in Europe right here in the UK, we want to help even more people slim down and improve their health starting this January.”

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ABOVE: Gillian Hetherton and TOWIE’s Mark Wright at the 
Slimming World Awards.