A NATIONAL television star has commended women from Ayrshire on their impressive weight loss programmes.

Rylan Clark-Neal who made his mark on the smash hit show ‘The X-factor’ was in attendance as Slimming World celebrated it’s 50th year anniversary.

Consultants from the Ayr branch were able to get up close with the TV star who was co-hosting the event with the organisation’s founder and chair Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE who opened her first slimming world in 1969.

The team who run various Slimming World groups in Ayrshire shared their delight at getting chatting to Rylan and believed it was a great way to round off a fantastic 2018. Kimberley Sim (pictured) also disclosed how proud they are to help make a difference to peoples lives in the area.

She said: “I couldn’t be prouder of our members. Not only have they lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2018 – with many of them hitting their target weights – they’ve 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 were possible before losing weight absolutely amazes me. Every week I feel privileged to play even a small part in people’s achievements and to celebrate with them, so I felt especially honoured to represent our Slimming World groups at the Slimming World Awards. Rylan was blown away by the difference Slimming World makes to people’s lives too."

over the last 50 years the business has grown to become the UK's leading group-based weight-management organisation, today supporting nearly 1 million slimmers and TV star Rylan believes the organisation feels like one big family.

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 personal, 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 their Consultant and group every week. It’s clear that the people who run the groups each week are worth their weight in gold.”