THE only way was Slimming World for reality star Mark Wright when he met a group of consultants at the weight-loss organisation’s annual awards ceremony to celebrate its most successful slimmers.

The team, which runs weekly Slimming World groups in Chester, was thrilled to get the chance to pose for a photo with Mark at the event in Birmingham.

Hunky Mark, who shot to fame on The Only Way is Essex before taking to the jungle as a contestant in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, now fronts ITV2 show Take Me Out The Gossip.

He joined Slimming World’s founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE to host the ceremony, saying: “Presenting the Slimming World Awards was a real honour.

“Everyone said having the support of someone like these consultants and their Slimming World groups is really important too. I really feel the people of Chester are lucky to have such a great support network on their doorstep.”

Slimming World Chester consultant Chris Sayers said the club now helps more than a million people every year to lose weight and lead healthier, happier lives.

“But there’s still a lot of work to be done,” she said. “With one of the highest levels of obesity in Europe right here in the UK, we want to help even more people to slim down and improve their health starting this January.

“At this time of year lots of people will be making New Year’s resolutions and pledging to lose weight, and we’d love anyone who wants to make a change to come along and join us.”

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