Milngavie and Bearsden Slimming World leader meets The Only Way is Essex star

Mark Wright and Louise O'Neill

Mark Wright and Louise O'Neill

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

Louise, who manages Slimming World groups in Milngavie and Bearsden, 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.

Mark, who joined Slimming World’s founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE to host the ceremony, said: “Presenting the Slimming World Awards was a real honour. I was absolutely blown away by the people who joined us on stage.

“I couldn’t believe how much weight they’d lost and what a difference it had made to their lives – they were like completely different people.

“I met so many fantastic people, not only the slimmers collecting awards but also amazing people like Louise who run and manage the Slimming World groups and help them achieve so much.”

Louise 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.”