NINETIES pop sensation Peter Andre congratulated a Slimming World manager who has supported members in Winsford and Middlewich.

Jackie Kowalczyk, who manages Slimming World groups in the two towns, was delighted to get a chance to cuddle up to Peter as he presented the annual Slimming World Awards.

She said: "I couldn’t be prouder of the members in Winsford and Middlewich.

"Throughout 2017 they have lost fantastic amounts of weight, with many of them hitting their target weights, improving their health and boosting their confidence.

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

"Every week I feel extremely lucky to play even a small part in people’s achievements and I felt very honoured to represent Winsford and Middlewich at the Slimming World Awards."

Peter presented the awards after supporting Slimming World's record-breaking fundraising efforts, with £3.3 million raised for Cancer Research UK in just two weeks during the Big Slimming World Clothes Throw.

He said he was thrilled to meet Jackie at the event in Birmingham's International Convention Centre.

"There’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that Slimming World and people like Jackie who run and manage the groups are very special," Peter said.