Lisa Maskell with Paddy McGuinness
Lisa Maskell with Paddy McGuinness
 

A Hanwell slimmer has got up close with the host of TV's Take Me Out, Paddy McGuinness.

Lisa, who runs a Slimming World group in Hanwell was delighted to get a chance to cuddle up to Paddy when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Bolton-born Paddy, who shot to fame in Channel 4 comedy Phoenix Nights alongside school friend Peter Kay before becoming a popular stand-up comedian and TV presenter on shows including ITV1’s Take Me Out, said he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

He added: "I have to admit the most I knew about Slimming World before the awards was a gag in Peter’s routine that refers to Slimming World as being a £1 cheaper than its competitors! Jokes aside, I was genuinely amazed to hear about what a difference Consultants like Lisa make to people’s lives. At the ceremony I met lots of people who’d lost incredible amounts of weight and it had totally changed their lives. Every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have done it without the support of their Slimming World group and their Consultant.

“Before I started working in comedy I was a fitness instructor so I know how important it is to look after yourself, but equally I know it’s not always easy to motivate yourself. So, having the help and support of someone like Lisa to keep you on track and be there with advice when you need it really is invaluable.”

Lisa said meeting Paddy at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre in December, was the cherry on the top of a great year for the Hanwell Slimming World group.

She said: “The most important thing of all is that the group have lost weight and improved their health throughout 2013 and I’m so proud of all of my members. They’re helping their entire family to eat more healthily too. But as well as seeing stonking success on the scales, we’ve had a lot of fun throughout the year.

“Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan isn’t a ‘diet’, we simply help our members to discover new healthy habits and a healthier way of eating that they can enjoy without ever feeling hungry or deprived. By making small easy changes to the way they shop, cook and eat and getting support to overcome the challenges they face along the way, they see a big difference on the scales, a big difference to the way they feel, and a big smile on their face!”

Lisa's Slimming World group meets at North Hanwell Baptist Church, Hanwell every Wednesday and 8th Ealing Scout Jack Girvan Hall, London every Monday.

To get your 2014 off to a super slimming start call Lisa on 07944 806624 or visit www.slimmingworld.com – ends –