Bulwell consultants meet heartthrob

Slimming World consultants meet Jason Donovan
Slimming World consultants meet Jason Donovan

Two Slimming World consultants from Bulwell met legendary soap actor and popstar Jason Donovan at a recent awards ceremony.

Anne Fortey and Rosie Butterworth were delighted to get a chance to cuddle up to the Australian heartthrob when he swapped Ramsay Street for the annual Slimming World Awards.

He co-hosted the event with the organisation’s chair and founder, Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Anne said meeting Jason was a wonderful way to round off a fabulous year for Slimming World.

“I felt very honoured to represent our Slimming World groups when I met Jason.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our members. They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2015. It’s so rewarding to see people being able to do things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight. After meeting Jason I feel incredibly motivated and I can’t wait to support more people in Bulwell in 2016.”

Jason, who found fame on Aussie soap opera Neighbours before launching a pop music and stage career, said he was thrilled to meet Anne and Rosie at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

He said: “I’ve been in the business for some time now and I like to think that I have improved with age and experience. It certainly sounds like Slimming World’s only going from strength to strength too. At the awards I met lots of people who’ve lost incredible amounts of weight and it has completely changed their lives – in fact, it’s saved their lives in some cases. People like Anne and Rosie are clearly very important.”

Rosie, who runs a Slimming World group at Bulwell United Reformed Church, Bulwell every Tuesday, says 2015 has been a big year for Slimming World, with the organisation welcoming hundreds of thousands of members and launching its first-ever food range.