PUBLISHED: 21:00 07 November 2010
A SUPER slimmer from Weston is dancing on air after waltzing into the finals of a national slimming competition where she met Strictly Come Dancing star Ricky Whittle.
After losing 4st 2.5lb, Kelly Mahoney became one of just 42 women from across the UK to reach the finals of Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2010 competition.
Hollyoaks hunk Ricky understands only too well the thrill of a good competition from his success as runner-up in the BBC1 dance show last year.
He was on hand to congratulate the 29-year-old on her stunning transformation at the finals at Slimming World’s head office in Derbyshire.
Kelly joined the Weston Slimming World group in January 2010 and since then she has slimmed down from 14st 4lb to a trim 10st 1.5lb.
She said: “The competition day itself was great fun. It was a brilliant way to celebrate how far I’ve come and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of the other finalists.”