Haverhill slimming consultants share the stage with Aussie star

Slimming World Consultants Tania Watson, left, and Jo Johnson meet former soap star and singer Jason Donovan. ANL-160401-140129001
Slimming World Consultants Tania Watson, left, and Jo Johnson meet former soap star and singer Jason Donovan. ANL-160401-140129001

Two Slimming World Consultants from Haverhill are feeling ready to make any (weight-loss) dreams come true after meeting legendary soap actor and popstar Jason Donovan.

Tania Watson and Jo Johnson met the Australian heartthrob when he co-hosted the annual Slimming World Awards at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

Tania, who runs five Slimming World groups at The New Croft, Haverhill every Wednesday, said: “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 and I felt very honoured to represent our Slimming World groups when I met Jason.

“Now I feel incredibly motivated and I can’t wait to support more people in Haverhill to lead healthier, happier lives in 2016.”

Jo, who runs four Slimming World groups at The New Croft every Tuesday, says 2015 has been a big year for Slimming World, with the organisation welcoming hundreds of thousands of members and launching its first-ever food range, and hopes 2016 will be just as successful.

“I truly believe that joining their local Slimming World group is the best way for people to lose weight and learn new habits.

“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!

“We’ve had a lot of fun together in 2015 and I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds for. I’d love anyone who’s thinking about losing weight this January to join us.”

Jason, who found fame on Aussie soap opera Neighbours before launching a pop music and stage career, said he was thrilled to meet Tania and Jo at the event.

He added: “I’ve been in the business for some time now and I like to think that I have improved with age and experience.

“It certainly sounds like Slimming World’s only going from strength to strength too, and as they enter their 47th year of helping people to lose weight they’re better placed than ever before to help people to lead healthier lives.

“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 to eat more healthily and become more active without the help and support of their Slimming World group and their consultant, so people like Tania and Jo are clearly very important.”

To join Slimming World in 2016 call Tania on 07974 565229 or Jo on 07724 611311 or visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk to find your nearest group.