Saturday 25 March 2017

Transformation to continue as leaders lose seven stone

Kathryn Thomas at the Operation Transformation 2016 finale with leaders Lucy Dillon, John Conmy, Dan Kennedy (who had to withdraw from the show for medical reasons), Clare Scanlan and Noeleen Lynam. Photo: Andres Poveda
Kathryn Thomas at the Operation Transformation 2016 finale with leaders Lucy Dillon, John Conmy, Dan Kennedy (who had to withdraw from the show for medical reasons), Clare Scanlan and Noeleen Lynam. Photo: Andres Poveda

Eimear Rabbitt

They shed more than seven stone in eight weeks - but this year's batch of 'Operation Transformation' leaders have vowed to continue their weight loss and fitness battle.

John Conmy, Clare Scanlan, Lucy Dillon and Noeleen Lynam stepped out of their lycra and into some trendy threads as they sauntered down the catwalk for the show's big reveal.

Airing on RTÉ One tonight, we will see the moment the leaders are told they have shed 100 pounds between them since January 4.

The group lost one of its members during the show, when Dubliner Dan Kennedy was forced to pull out of the weight loss programme after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis.

"I am looking forward to eating a pizza, as I haven't been able to do that since Christmas. And I will have a few pints," chef John Conmy told the Irish Independent.

"But then I will be back out doing my 7km and giving it my best shot."

It was not only the leaders who made a big effort - with the nation collectively losing 73,000 pounds since January 4, as part of the show's Million Pound Challenge.

To keep people motivated, 'Operation Transformation' will continue on radio, online and on social media.

Irish Independent

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