Spa slimming club manager meets top comedian

Droitwich Advertiser: Jean Clark, who manages Slimming World groups in Droitwich Spa, meets Paddy McGuinness. Jean Clark, who manages Slimming World groups in Droitwich Spa, meets Paddy McGuinness.

A SPA slimming club manager met popular comedian and TV presenter Paddy McGuinness at an awards ceremony in Birmingham.

Jean Clark, who runs Slimming World groups in Droitwich, was delighted to get a chance to meet 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 said: “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 people like Jean who run and manage Slimming World groups make to people’s lives.

Jean said meeting Paddy at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre in November 2013, was the cherry on the top of a great year.

“Obviously the most important thing of all is that our members have lost weight and improved their health throughout 2013 and we’re so proud of all of our members," she said. "Many of them have achieved their target weights and been able do things they never thought possible before slimming down, including doing more with their families, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or simply fitting in smaller-sized clothes."

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