THESE super slimmers are seeing a lot less of each other after losing 13st 8.5lbs between them.

The couple from East Yorkshire have made it to the sem-finals of Slimming World's Couple of the Year 2018 competition.

Simon and Beverly Cuthbert are one of 28 couples to make it to the semi-finals, and believe their success was getting support from one another at home as well as in a group every week.

Simon, 45, who lost 8st 5.5lbs, said: “While I’d been feeling uncomfortable about my weight for some time, I never really felt quite ready to do anything about it.

"However, as soon as I realised Beverly was unhappy with her weight too, it made sense to try to tackle it together. Slimming World seemed the perfect fit for us. We could go as a couple and support each other along the way – as well as benefitting from all of the amazing support from our group.

“From the outset we started enjoying healthier home-cooked meals and it definitely wasn’t as difficult as I expected it to be.

"In fact, we could still enjoy family favourites like chicken curry, spaghetti Bolognese and even chips – we just made healthy swaps like switching to lean cuts of meat and using low calorie cooking spray instead of oil. The change in both of us has been remarkable – it’s like we both have a whole new lease of life!”

Simon and Beverly who attend the Driffield Slimming World meetings were voted as their group’s Couple of the Year 2018 by fellow members.

Following their selection they represented Driffield at the national semi-finals at Slimming World’s head office in Derbyshire but did not take the top title.

Beverly, 53, who lost 5st 3lbs, added: “Joining Slimming World was one of the best decisions we have ever made – we’re making healthy changes together to give us both a brighter future, and that’s an amazing feeling.

“We’ve also become much more active and even joined Driffield Sports Centre where we both attend the gym. We also take part in various classes and play badminton every week with our two boys.

“We couldn’t believe it when we made it to the semi-finals, it’s way beyond what we could have imagined when we first decided to join Slimming World. We already feel like winners because we’ve won the biggest prize out there – we feel great and we know we’ve got a long, healthy, happy life to look forward to together now."

Shirley Sowersby, who runs the Driffield Slimming World group, says: “I’d encourage any couples who are struggling with their weight to tackle the issue together – it honestly does make the world of difference to have someone you love and trust by your side." 

Slimming World's Couple of the Year 2018 will be announced in due course.