Slimming club leader has a date with Peter Andre

Slimming World consultant Chris Bateson with singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

Slimming World consultant Chris Bateson with singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

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A slimming club consultant from Sleaford is ready for a super 2015 after getting to meet singer and TV presenter Peter Andre.

Chris Bateson, who runs Slimming World groups at Sleaford Town Football Club and Ancaster Village Hall, was thrilled to get a chance to cuddle up to Peter when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chairman and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell.

Chris said meeting the Mysterious Girl and Insania singer was a wonderful way to round off what has been a great 12 months: “I’m so proud of all of the members of the Sleaford and Ancaster groups. They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2014, with many of them reaching their target weights and improving their health substantially.”

“It’s so rewarding to see people achieve things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight, whether that’s wearing smaller-sized clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or being able to do more with their family and friends. Meeting Peter was a real treat – he was such a nice guy – and a great way to celebrate all of that. Now I feel powered up and I can’t wait to help my members hold on to all of the fabulous changes they’ve made, and to support even more people to become happier and healthier in 2015.”

Two-time celebrity dad-of-the-year Peter said he was delighted to meet Chris at the event, held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

He added: “Since becoming a dad I’ve realised it’s about more than just looking good, it’s much more important to me that I’m fit and healthy and setting a good example to my children. At the awards I met lots of people who’ve lost incredible amounts of weight and it has completely transformed their lives – and their families’ lives too. They’re eating more healthily and being more active, and so are their families.

“And every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have made those changes without the support of their Slimming World group and their consultant, so people like Chris are clearly very important.”

Flattered by Peter’s kind words, Chris said: “Even if people have struggled to stick to weight loss plans in the past, I know we can help them to make a change for life this time around – my members and their success are proof of that.”

For more information call Chris on 01529 660717 or visit www.slimmingworld.com