It definitely wasn’t a case of ‘no likey, no lighty’ when two Slimming World Consultants from Ilkley met comedian and TV presenter Paddy McGuinness at an annual awards ceremony.

Dorrie Clarke and Rachael Allott were delighted to get a chance to cuddle up to Paddy when he co-hosted the Slimming World Awards with the organisation’s chair and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Bolton-born Paddy, who shot to fame in Channel 4 comedy Phoenix Nights alongside school friend Peter Kay before becoming a popular stand-up comedian and TV presenter on shows including ITV1’s Take Me Out, said he thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

He said: “Before I started working in comedy I was a fitness instructor so I know how important it is to look after yourself, but equally I know it’s not always easy to motivate yourself. So, having the help and support of people like Dorrie and Rachael to keep you on track and be there with advice when you need it really is invaluable.”

Dorrie runs a Slimming World group at Ss John Fisher and Thomas More, Burley-in-Wharfedale, every Wednesday and Rachael runs a group at Ilkley Rugby Club every Tuesday.

Call Dorrie on (01943) 862597 or Rachael on (01943) 830717 or visit