Chewing the fat with TV funnyman Jason

Susan Howard with Jason Manford at the awards
Susan Howard with Jason Manford at the awards

THE leader of Whitby’s slimming world group was busting at the seams – with laughter though when she met comedian Jason Manford.

Susan Howard had her picture taken next to the funnyman at an awards ceremony to celebrate the country’s most successful slimmers.

Jason Manford, who has appeared in 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live at the Apollo, was co-hosting the awards and had a word for the work that Susan does in the town.

He said: “I know keeping weight in control is a challenge for a lot of us these days and I think the people of Whitby are very lucky to have someone who is clearly as dedicated to their members as Susan is and to have such a great support network on their doorstep.

“If anyone in Whitby is thinking about trying to lose weight, I can honestly say that this Slimming World group is the place to do it.”

Susan who runs the sessions at Whitby Leisure Centre on Tuesdays says meeting Jason Manford was the perfect ending to another extraordinary year for Slimming World.