Pair are Manford over the moon with celebrity meet

Jason Manford with Tina Barnes and Clare Deacon
Jason Manford with Tina Barnes and Clare Deacon

A DUO from Hemel Hempstead dedicated to helping people shed unwanted weight got to grips with a celebrity comedian at an awards ceremony.

Tina Barnes and Clare Deacon, pictured above, run weekly Slimming World groups at the Roman Catholic Church in Rant Meadow every Thursday and at Brockswood Primary School in Woodhall Farm every Tuesday.

They came face to face with comedian Jason Manford at the company’s annual awards ceremony in Birmingham.

Speaking at the event Jason said: “Throughout the day I met so many inspirational people, not only the slimmers collecting awards, but also the amazing people like Tina and Clare who run the groups and help them achieve so much.”

To find out more about getting involved call Tina on 01442 259802 or Clare on 07766 884087 or visit