Super slimmer gets congrats from star

Heather Barry weight loss
Heather Barry weight loss

A Halifax super slimmer was congratulated on her weight loss by a famous face in the form of a boy band superstar.

Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden helped Heather Barry celebrate her six stone weight loss achievement at the finals of Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2013 competition.

Heather Barry pre-weight loss

Heather Barry pre-weight loss

After dropping from 15st 12lb to 9st 8.5lb, Heather earned her place at the finals as one of just 58 women from across the UK and Ireland.

Heather, 26, joined the Skircoat Green Slimming World group in January 2012.

She said: “I’d tried losing weight before but I always failed miserably. Slimming World was completely different to anything I’d known before.”

Brian, who competed in ITV1 dance show ‘Stepping Out’ said: “We didn’t do a lot of dancing in Westlife so Stepping Out was a completely new challenge for me, it showed me that it’s never too late to try something different. Heather is proof of that too, by making changes to her eating habits and getting active.”