Wednesday 12 December 2018

DJ Khaled excited to be welcomed to Weight Watchers by Oprah Winfrey

The superstar record producer is set on shedding the pounds this year.

DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Record producer DJ Khaled has shared his delight at being messaged by Oprah Winfrey as he became the new face of Weight Watchers.

The music star has partnered with the weight loss company and will share his experiences across social media channels Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.

DJ Khaled, who is known for hits including Wild Thoughts with Rihanna and I’m The One with Justin Bieber, was overjoyed to receive a message from Winfrey – who owns a 10% stake in the company – about his Weight Watchers journey.

Talk show host and actress Winfrey, who previously lost weight using the diet plan, tweeted him: “Welcome to #WWFreestyle. Can’t wait to see you #blessup this program.”

He replied excitedly: “Happy new year!!!!!!!! @oprah !!!!!!! Let’s win more !!!! GOD IS THE GREATEST! WETHEBEST!!!! BLESS UP!!”

DJ Khaled then shared a picture of himself with a grin on his face and said: “The smile you make when @oprah tweets you ! #2018 let’s go!”

DJ Khaled told his nine million Instagram followers that he has already lost 20lb (9kg) in weight using the brand’s Freestyle plan.

He wrote: “In full 2018 mode … excited to be living this #WWFreestyle life with you.

“I already Got rid of 20 pounds and ready for more. Ride with me on my journey to greatness. Bless up Weight Watchers!!!

“#2018secured what I love about this it’s a life style and I still can enjoy at the same time ride wit me though this journey ! I CAN SHOW YOU BETTER THAN I CAN TELL YOU … I’m so focused let’s go!!”

Weight Watchers said the 42-year-old “will document his experience and progress on the new WW Freestyle programme, speaking candidly about how the programme has given him the freedom and flexibility to make healthier choices while keeping up with his busy lifestyle.”.

Press Association

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