Eileen celebrates with TV funny man at awards

LOCAL woman Eileen Foley got some TLC from JLC when she cuddled up to the comedian at Slimming World’s annual awards ceremony to celebrate its most successful slimmers.

Eileen, who manages Slimming World groups in Montrose, was thrilled to meet the funny man and TV presenter at the glitzy event in Birmingham.

Justin Lee Collins (JLC), best known for presenting TV shows including The Sunday Night Project, Justin Lee Collins: Good Times and the Bring Back … series, joined Slimming World’s founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE to host the ceremony.

He said: “What’s great is it’s about ordinary people who’ve achieved something truly extraordinary. I met some really inspirational people. Not only the slimmers who collected awards for losing weight and changing their lives, but also the amazing people like Eileen who run and manage the groups and support them along their journey.

“I know only too well that slimming isn’t easy. Having a great support network around you makes all the difference. Having met Eileen I think people in Montrose are incredibly lucky to have so many great Slimming World groups on their doorstep.”

Eileen said: “Meeting Justin Lee Collins was the perfect ending to what’s been another amazing year for Slimming World. This year has seen us open our 7,000th group and welcome over a million members, both of which are huge milestones. And with the highest levels of obesity in Europe here in the UK there’s still a lot of work to be done and in 2011 we want to help even more people improve their health – and their families’ health too.

“At this time of year lots of people will be pledging to slim down and shape up, and we’d love anyone who wants to make their New Year’s resolution a reality to come join us at any of the Slimming World groups in Montrose. Even if they’ve struggled to stick to resolutions in the past, there’s no need to be put off.

“Slimming World’s famous Food Optimising eating plan and our support systems are all based on our deep understanding of what it feels like to have a weight problem. There’s nothing like the fun and warmth of a Slimming World group to make sure your New Year’s resolution lasts a lifetime.”