Diane’s the star says Will

Diane McMillan and actor Will Mellor at the Slimming World  Woman of the Year event in Derby.
Diane McMillan and actor Will Mellor at the Slimming World Woman of the Year event in Derby.

A super slimmer from Fife was congratulated on her weight loss by actor Will Mellor after reaching the semi-finals of a national slimming competition.

Diane McMillan’s amazing achievement earned her a place as one of just 45 women from across the UK and Ireland who made the finals of Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2014 competition.

Diane joined the Kinghorn Slimming World group in July 2013 and with a lot of hard work and determination, went from 19st 4lbs to 9st 9lbs.

Her transformation inspired members of the group to vote her as their representative in the annual Woman of the Year competition.

After winning the regional heat, Diane secured a place in the national semi-finals, which put her in the running to win the overall title of ‘Slimming World Woman of the Year 2014’.

Diane says she couldn’t have achieved all she has without the support of her Slimming World group.

“I can remember the first time I walked into the group like it was yesterday,” she said.

“I felt so self-conscious but everyone was really welcoming.

“It’s a lot of fun and if I’ve ever been struggling the group have been there to remind me how far I’ve come.”

Will, who starred in the BBC series In the Club, was amazed by Diane’s weight loss.

He said: “Throughout my career I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with lots of incredible people and I’d certainly add Diane to that list. What she’s achieved is so inspirational and she looks great!”