A PAIR of West Somerset slimming experts had a chat over losing fat at a special event - with TV funnyman Alan Carr.

Louise and Trevor Bale, who run Slimming World groups in Watchet, Williton and Minehead, celebrated their groups’ success by meeting the chat show host and comedian, who co-hosted the firm's annual awards with the organisation’s founder and chair Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Louise runs a Slimming World group at Watchet Methodist Church every Monday and St Audries Village Hall, Williton, every Friday, and said she was delighted to get a chance to meet Alan.

“The members at our group make me burst with pride, not only have they seen big changes on the scales, many have improved their health and completely changed their lives too," she added.

"Watching people grow in confidence each week and take on things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight absolutely amazes me.

"I feel proud of the small part I play in supporting people to achieve their dreams and to celebrate alongside them when they do, so I was honoured to represent West Somerset at the Slimming World Awards.

"Alan was left in awe of the difference Slimming World makes to people’s lives too.”

TV chat show host Alan, who presented comedy chat show Chatty Man on Channel 4, said it was great to meet Louise and Trevor at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

He said: “I met so many people who had transformed their lives and it was clear how much the support they received from their ‘Slimming World family’ meant to them.

"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 consultants like Louise, Trevor and their group every week.

"I left the awards feeling so uplifted and positive, I wish I could’ve bottled that Slimming World feeling."

Trevor, who runs a Slimming World group at The Hub, Minehead, every Saturday, added: “Last year was our 50th year, which was full of celebrations and successes. We’ve supported more people than ever to achieve their dreams and we’re so excited about what 2020 has in store.”