Meeting Peter Andre was simply ‘insania’

Slimming World Consultant Sharon McAlinden cuddles up to singer and TV presenter Peter Andre
Slimming World Consultant Sharon McAlinden cuddles up to singer and TV presenter Peter Andre

Sharon McAlinden, who runs a Slimming World group at Banbridge Bowling Club, Banbridge every Tuesday and Wednesday, was thrilled to get a chance to cuddle up to Peter when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Sharon said meeting the Mysterious Girl and Insania singer was a wonderful way to round off what’s been a great 12 months for the Banbridge Slimming World group, as well as the perfect way to kick start another successful year.

“I’m so proud of all of the members of the Banbridge group” said Sharon.

“They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2014, with many of them reaching their target weights and improving their health substantially. It’s so rewarding to see people achieve things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight, whether that’s wearing smaller-sized clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or being able to do more with their family and friends.

“Meeting Peter was a real treat – he was such a nice guy – and a great way to celebrate all of that.

“Now I feel powered up and I can’t wait to help my members hold on to all of the fabulous changes they’ve made, and to support even more people to become happier and healthier in 2015.”

Two-time celebrity dad-of-the-year Peter, who famously featured on the ITV show I’m a Celebrity in 2004 and now presents Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover, said he was delighted to meet Sharon at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

Peter said: “At the awards I met lots of people who’ve lost incredible amounts of weight and it has completely transformed their lives and their families’ lives too. Every single one of them told me that they couldn’t have made those changes without the support of their Slimming World group and their Consultant, so people like Sharon are clearly very important.”

Flattered by Peter’s kind words, Sharon hopes even more people will join Slimming World and benefit from making healthy lifestyle changes this New Year.

“I truly believe that joining Slimming World is the best way for people to lose weight this January. Getting off to a great start is really important when embarking on a slimming plan, seeing results on the scales and feeling lighter and brighter will motivate people to keep going and achieve their goals.

“Everyone will be sure of a fab start with Slimming World this New Year and even if people have struggled to stick to weight loss plans in the past, I know we can help them to make a change for life this time around – my members and their success are proof of that.

“They make small easy changes to the way they shop, cook and eat, introduce activity to their daily routine, and get regular support to reward their successes and overcome the hurdles they face along the way. This helps them to stick to their personal goals.

“On top of seeing success on the scales, our group is a great place to make friends. We’ve had a lot of fun throughout the year – we’ve held parties, raised money for charity and members have cheered each other on with every step of their weight loss journey. I can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for the group and I’d love anyone who’s thinking about losing weight this January to join us.”

To power up your weight loss in 2015 call Sharon on 07411 306644 or visit