A GROUP of Slimming World consultants from Kidderminster celebrated their members' weight loss success with chat show host and comedian Alan Carr.

The team, which runs groups across the town, met the popular TV personality when he co-hosted the annual Slimming World Awards with the organisation's founder and chair Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Margaret opened her first group in 1969 and, over the last 50 years, Slimming World has gone on to support almost one million 'slimmers'.

Local consultant Debbie Moule 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."

She added: "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 Kidderminster groups at the Slimming World Awards.

"Alan was left in awe of the difference Slimming World makes to people’s lives too.”

Speaking at the awards ceremony at Birmingham's International Convention Centre, Chatty Man presenter Alan 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 have bottled that Slimming World feeling."