Bo’ness slim class boss meets pop idol

Gillian and Peter Andre
Gillian and Peter Andre

A Slimming World manager from Bo’ness said meeting singer and TV presenter Peter Andre was the perfect way to get set for 2015.

Gillian Hetherton, who manages slimming groups in Bo’ness, was thrilled to get a chance to cuddle up to Peter when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards.

Gillian said meeting the ‘Mysterious Girl’ and ‘Insania’ singer was a wonderful way to round off a great 12 months: “I’m so proud of all of our members in Bo’ness,’’ she said.

‘‘They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2014 with many of them reaching their target weights and improving their health substantially.

“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 those members hold on to all of the fabulous changes they’ve made and support even more people to become happier and healthier in 2015.”

Two-time celebrity dad-of-the-year Peter, who famously featured on the ITV show I’m a Celebrity… in 2004 and now presents Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover, said he was delighted to meet Gillian 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 a pound or two the newspapers are quick to point it out, so I’ve always tried to watch my weight.

‘‘However, 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.’’