Two slimming coaches who inspire people to lose weight and live healthier lives are striving forward into the New Year after ringing endorsements.

Mandy Knapp and Chantelle Sahan were congratulated by TV presenter and singer-songwriter Peter Andre at the annual Slimming World awards in Birmingham.

The weight loss group motivates its members to lose weight and lead more active lives by taking up new hobbies.

Mandy - who runs a group in Enfield – and, Chantelle – who organises a group at Ordinance Methodist Church – chatted with Peter Andre at the Birmingham International Convention Centre.

Mandy, said: “I couldn’t be prouder of the members in Enfield.

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

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

“Now I’m heading into 2018 super motivated to support even more people in Enfield to be inspired to lose weight and lead healthier and happier lives.”

Chantelle, added: “Lots of people will be making resolutions to lose weight and improve their health this New Year.

“I truly believe that joining a Slimming World group is the best way for people to lose weight, learn new habits and improve their lifestyle.

“Thanks to our Food Optimising eating plan they will see big results on the scales without ever having to feel hungry or deprived, and they’ll discover a whole world of support and advice that’s sure to help them achieve their targets – and have a lot of fun along the way too.

“I’d love for anyone who’s thinking about losing weight this January to join us.”

Peter Andre set up the Peter Andre Fund with Cancer Research UK after his brother died from the condition, and supported ‘The Big Slimming World Clothes Throw’ in 2017 which raised a record-breaking £3.3 million in two weeks.

Peter, said: “It was an honour to be invited to present the Slimming World Awards.

“I met so many incredible people who had lost amazing amounts of weight and transformed themselves – inside and out.

“While each of them was inspirational in their own special way, the one thing they all had in common was how much they felt they owed to their ‘Slimming World Family’ in helping them to do things they always dreamed of and become the people they’re always wanted to be.

“Every one of them spoke passionately about how they couldn’t have made the changes they had to eat more healthily and become more active without the support, advice and encouragement of their consultant and group every week.

“So, there’s absolutely no doubt in my mind that Slimming World and people like Mandy who run and manage the groups are very special.”

For further information about Slimming World call 0344 897 8000 or visit