IT wasn’t a case of ‘no likey no lighty’ when Warrington Slimming World manager Wendy Jones met TV presenter Paddy McGuinness at the weight loss company’s annual awards.

The comedian was on hand to co-present the Slimming World Awards alongside chairman and founder Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.

ITV Take Me Out presenter Paddy, who shot to fame in Channel 4 comedy Phoenix Nights alongside school friend Peter Kay, said: “I have to admit the most I knew about Slimming World before the awards was a gag in Peter’s routine that refers to Slimming World as being a £1 cheaper than its competitors.

“Jokes aside, I was genuinely amazed to hear about what a difference people like Wendy, who run and manage Slimming World groups, make to people’s lives.”

Wendy, who attended the event at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, said meeting funnyman Paddy was the cherry on the top of a great year for Slimming World.

She added: “Obviously the most important thing of all is that our members have lost weight and improved their health throughout 2013 and we’re so proud of all of our members.

“Many of them have achieved their target weights and been able do things they never thought possible before slimming down, including doing more with their families, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or simply fitting in smaller-sized clothes.

“By making small easy changes to the way they shop, cook and eat and getting support to overcome the challenges they face along the way, they see a big difference on the scales, a big difference to the way they feel, and a big smile on their face.”