Linda gets a little TLC from JLC!


THE leader of a Milngavie slimming club was delighted to get some TLC from JLC at Slimming World’s recent annual awards ceremony.

Linda Long, who runs weekly Slimming World groups in Milngavie United Free Church, was thrilled to meet the funny man and TV presenter at the glitzy event in Birmingham.

Bearded Bristolian Justin Lee Collins - also knowjn as JLC - who’s best known for presenting TV shows including The Sunday Night Project, Justin Lee Collins: Good Times and the Bring Back… series, joined Slimming World’s founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE to host the ceremony.

He said: “The whole experience blew me away! What’s great is it’s about ordinary people who’ve achieved something truly extraordinary. I met some really inspirational people.

“Not only the slimmers who collected awards for losing weight and changing their lives, but also the amazing people like Linda who run the groups and support them along their journey.”

Linda said: “Meeting Justin was the perfect ending to what’s been another amazing year for Slimming World.

“This year has seen us open our 7,000th group and welcome over a million members, both of which are huge milestones.

“And with the highest levels of obesity in Europe here in the UK there’s still a lot of work to be done and in 2011 we want to help even more people improve their health.”