SLIMMING World members from Worcester enjoyed meeting Jason Donovan at the annual Slimming World Awards.

The Australian heartthrob who found fame on popular soap Neighbours before launching a pop music and stage career co-hosted the event with the organisation's founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell.

Matt Cording, Slimming World consultant for Worcester, said meeting Jason was a wonderful way to round off a fabulous year for Slimming World.

He said: “I couldn’t be prouder of our members.

"They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2015, with many of them making their weight loss dreams come true by hitting their target weight, improving their health and more.

“It’s so rewarding to see people being able to do things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight, whether that’s wearing smaller clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or being able to do more with their family and friends.

"Every week I feel so lucky to play even a small part in people’s achievements and I felt very honoured to represent Slimming World groups in Worcester when we met Jason.

"Now I feel incredibly motivated and I can’t wait to support more people to lead healthier, happier lives in 2016.”

Jason Donovan said he was thrilled to meet the Slimming World consultants at the event, which was held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre.

He added: “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, and as they enter their 47th year of helping people to lose weight they’re better placed than ever before to help people to lead healthier lives.

“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."

Donna Blackburn-Harris, a consultant for Worcester, said: “Lots of people will be making resolutions to lose weight and improve their health this New Year.

"I truly believe that joining their local Slimming World group is the best way for people to lose weight and learn new habits."