AS SLIMMING World enters its 50th year, a consultant from Bridport is marking half a century of success for the organisation by meeting TV personality and presenter, Rylan Clark-Neal.

Becs King, who runs a Slimming World group in Crewkerne was delighted to meet Rylan, who shot to fame after appearing on The X Factor, at the annual Slimming World Awards.

As well as meeting the celebrity, Becs is also celebrating a successful year at her weekly group.

She said: “I couldn’t be prouder of my members, not only have they lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2018 – with many of them hitting their target weights – they have also improved their health, boosted their confidence and are heading into 2019 with new healthy habits that will stay with them for life.

“Watching people change before my eyes and start being able to do things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight, absolutely amazes me.

“Every week I feel privileged to play even a small part in supporting people towards these achievements and to celebrate with them, so I felt especially honoured to represent my members at the Slimming World Awards.

“Rylan was blown away by the difference Slimming World makes to people’s lives too.”

Rylan, who has appeared on This Morning and Channel 5’s Big Brother’s Little Brother, co-hosted the awards with Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE, founder and chair of Slimming World.

He said: “I met so many people who had lost incredible amounts of weight and made a huge difference to their lives.

“While the stories I heard were obviously very special, the one thing they all had in common was how much support they received from their ‘Slimming World family’ and how so many of them were achieving their dreams.

“Every one of them spoke passionately about how they couldn’t have made those changes to

eat more healthily and become more active without the support of the consultant and group every week, so people like Becs are clearly worth their weight in gold.”

Becs added that 2018 had been a brilliant year for Slimming World but they are now looking forward to what the new year will bring.

She said: “We have launched our Slim for Life plan to give even more support to our target members and won awards for both our magazine and food range.

“We are hoping our golden year will be even more successful and we have a string of exciting activities planned to celebrate our 50th birthday in style, including the launch of brand-new websites and apps, golden events and special publications.“This new year, I truly believe that joining a local Slimming World group is the best way for people to lose weight, learn new habits and make long-term healthy changes.“Thanks to our eating plan, they will see big results on the scales without ever having to feel hungry or deprived.”

For more information, call Becs on 01308 861486 or visit