Slimming World guru meets comedian Manford at awards bash

Alison Crawford and Jason Manford

Alison Crawford and Jason Manford

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A SLIMMING WORLD guru who runs classes in Hucknall proved that dieting was no joke when she met up with TV funnyman Jason Manford at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Alison Crawford scored a big ten out of ten from comedian Manford when they met at SLIMMING WORLD’S annual prize-giving event in Birmingham to celebrate its most successful slimmers.

Alison was thrilled to meet Salford-born stand-up Manford, who shot to fame on TV panel show ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’.

He said: “Presenting the Slimming World Awards was a real honour. I was blown away by the achievements of all of the slimmers who joined us on stage.

“I met so many inspirational people, not only the slimmers collecting awards but also the amazing people like Alison who run and manage the groups and help them achieve so much. It’s literally changed their lives beyond all recognition.

“I know keeping weight in control is a challenge for a lot of us these days, so Hucknall is very lucky to have people like Alison who are clearly dedicated to helping slimmers. If anyone in Hucknall is thinking about trying to lose weight, I can honestly say that a Slimming World group is the place to do it!”

Alison says meeting Manford was the perfect ending to another extraordinary year for Slimming World, which helps more than a million people every year to lose weight and lead healthier, happier lives at one of its 8,000 weekly sessions.

“But there’s still a lot of work to be done,” added Alison. “With some of the highest levels of obesity in Europe here in the UK, in 2012 we want to help even more people to slim down and improve their health.

“Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan isn’t a diet. It’s an easy, healthy way of eating that the whole family can enjoy. By making small easy changes to the way they shop, cook and eat, members see a big difference on the scales.”

OUR PHOTO shows Alison with Jason Manford.