Insania...but meeting Peter was perfect!

Slimming World Consultant Tamina Oates cuddles up to singer and TV presenter Peter Andre
Slimming World Consultant Tamina Oates cuddles up to singer and TV presenter Peter Andre

A Slimming World Consultant from Hebden Bridge says meeting singer and TV presenter Peter Andre was the perfect way to get set for a super-slimming start to 2015.

Tamina Oates, who runs a Slimming World group at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s Street, every Wednesday, was thrilled to get a chance to cuddle up to presenter and pop star Peter when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Tamina said meeting the Mysterious Girl and Insania singer was a wonderful way to round off what’s been a great 12 months for the Hebden Bridge Slimming World group, as well as the perfect way to kick start another successful year.

She said: “I’m so proud of all of the members of the Hebden Bridge group. 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, who famously featured on the ITV show I’m a Celebrity… in 2004 and now presents Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover, said he was delighted to meet Tamina at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

He said: “Being in the public eye there’s a lot of scrutiny and if you put on even a pound or two the magazines and newspapers are extremely quick to point it out, so I’ve always tried to take care of myself and watch my weight.

“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 Tamina are clearly very important.”

About anyone who has made a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight, Tanya said: Getting off to a great start is really important when embarking on a slimming plan; seeing results on the scales and feeling lighter and brighter will motivate people to keep going and achieve their goals.

“Slimming World’s food optimising plan isn’t a ‘diet’, we simply help our members to discover new healthy habits and a healthier way of eating that they can enjoy without ever feeling hungry or deprived.

“On top of seeing success on the scales, our group is a great place to make friends. We’ve had a lot of fun throughout the year – we’ve held parties, raised money for charity and members have cheered each other on with every step of their weight loss journey.”

To find out more about the Hebden Bridge group call Tamina on 01422 883149 or visit