Dewsbury slimmers impress Jason Donovan at glitzy awards night

Debbie and Louise meet Jason Donovan
Debbie and Louise meet Jason Donovan

Two lucky Dewsbury pals have cuddled up to popstar Jason Donovan at the annual Slimming World Awards.

Debbie Chesworth and Louise Backhouse, who are both weight loss consultants for local slimming clubs, met the Australian heart-throb when he co-hosted the organisation’s annual ceremony.

Debbie runs the Dewsbury town hall Slimming World group and Louise manages the Woodkirk Valley Country Club meetings and both were invited to represent their members at the bash in Birmingham.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our members. They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2015, with many of them making their weight loss dreams come true by hitting their target weight, improving their health and more. It’s so rewarding to see people being able to do things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight, whether that’s wearing smaller clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or being able to do more with their family and friends. Every week I feel so lucky to play even a small part in people’s achievements,” said Debbie.

“What I love is that while our members lose weight, they also grow in confidence and happiness – we joke the only thing that gets bigger at our groups is our smiles! I’d love anyone who’s thinking about losing weight this January to join us,” added Louise.

Former Neighbours star Jason presented the awards with Slimming World founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell.

“At the awards I met lots of people who’ve lost incredible amounts of weight and it has completely changed their lives – in fact, it’s saved their lives in some cases. And every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have made the changes they have without the help and support of people like Debbie and Louise,” he said.

To join the Dewsbury or Woodkirk groups, contact Debbie on 07821438207 or Louise on 07882229133.