Slimmers meet Peter Andre at awards night

Amanda Jackson, Eastbourne's Slimming World consultant, with Peter Andre at award night SUS-141229-152903001
Amanda Jackson, Eastbourne's Slimming World consultant, with Peter Andre at award night SUS-141229-152903001

A Slimming World consultant from Eastbourne says meeting singer and TV presenter Peter Andre was the perfect way to get set for a super-slimming start to 2015.

Amanda Jackson, who runs a Slimming World group at Christ Church Hall, Roselands every Tuesday and Community Wise, Eastbourne every 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.

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

She said, “I’m so proud of all of the members of the Roselands group. 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 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.”

Peter, who famously featured on the ITV show ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ in 2004, said he was delighted to meet Amanda at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

He said, “Being in the public eye, there’s a lot of scrutiny and if you put on even a pound or two, the magazines are quick to point it out. Since becoming a dad, I’ve realised it’s about more than just looking good, it’s much more important to me that I’m fit and healthy and setting a good example to my children.

“At the awards, I met lots of people who have lost incredible amounts of weight and it has completely transformed their lives – and their families’ lives too. They’re eating more healthily and being more active, and so are their families. 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 Amanda are important.”

For more details, call Amanda on 01323 508137 or visit