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Curtis Pritchard’s weight loss – Love Island star feels ‘great’ after shedding Love Island pounds

CURTIS Pritchard says he feels "slimmer than he has been in a long time" after signing up to Weight Watchers.

The Love Island star, 23, gushed about his healthier lifestyle and showed off his trim physique at The Sun's Who Cares Wins health awards last night.

 Curtis Pritchard signed up to be the face of Weight Watchers after he piled on two stone during his time in Love Island
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Curtis Pritchard signed up to be the face of Weight Watchers after he piled on two stone during his time in Love Island

In an exclusive interview with The Sun Online, he said: "WW it's going fantastic, really well I've got to say.

"I haven't been weighed in for my second weigh in so I'd be lying if I gave you a figure of how much I've lost.

"But I feel great, I feel very, very good actually and slimmer than I have been in a long time.

"I feel healthier, still a bit tired just from travelling around but apart from that I feel great."

 Curtis showed off his trim figure at the Health Awards last night
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Curtis showed off his trim figure at the Health Awards last night
 Curtis said he put on two stone while on Love Island
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Curtis said he put on two stone while on Love IslandCredit: Rex Features

Curtis signed up as the face of Weight Watchers after piling on two stone during his time in the Love Island villa.

The ballroom dancer, who is dating Irish former grid girl Maura Higgins, is following the slimming firm’s healthy eating regime to try to get back to his former size.

As an ambassador for the brand, the reality favourite — brother of Strictly pro AJ — follows in the footsteps of singer Robbie Williams and This Morning reporter Alison Hammond.

Curtis opened up about the start of his Weight Watchers journey while attending The Sun's Who Cares Wins awards last night.

I feel great, I feel very, very good actually and slimmer than I have been in a long time

Curtis Pritchard

And he praised the NHS, particularly for the way they treated him when he was beaten up over Christmas.

He added: "The NHS is a fantastic foundation and I absolutely love it to bits.

"They've taken care of me in many situations, particularly when I got beaten up over Christmas and had my operation on my knee.

"So the NHS is actually a life-saving and incredible service."

 Curtis presented the Best Health Charity gong to Matt Hampson alongside Sun columnist Deborah James
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Curtis presented the Best Health Charity gong to Matt Hampson alongside Sun columnist Deborah JamesCredit: Dan Charity - The Sun
 Curtis was joined at the ceremony by stars including host Lorraine Kelly
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Curtis was joined at the ceremony by stars including host Lorraine KellyCredit: Louis Wood - The Sun

Curtis was joined at the ceremony by stars including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Lorraine Kelly, Kate Silverton and The Duchess of York.

Curtis presented the Best Health Charity gong to Matt Hampson alongside Sun columnist Deborah James.

Five-year-old Ronnie Musselwhite brought the audience to tears as he thanked the "best big sister in the world" for nominating him.

The young Spurs fan bravely offered to give his sister Ebonie a bone marrow transplant last year after docs said he was a perfect match.

 Curtis, who is dating ex-grid girl Maura Higgins, pictured, is following the world famous slimming company's healthy eating regime
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Curtis, who is dating ex-grid girl Maura Higgins, pictured, is following the world famous slimming company's healthy eating regimeCredit: The Mega Agency

Who Cares Wins Awards: The winners

BEST HEALTH CHARITY

Winner: Matt Hampson Foundation

Former English rugby union player Matt Hampson set up a charity to help others after being left paralysed in a scrum in 2005.

Other nominees: Superhero Foundation and Team Domenica

BEST NEONATAL SPECIALIST

Winner: Professor Kypros Nicolaides

Professor Nicolaides performed pioneering keyhole surgeon on Sherrie Sharp’s unborn son Jaxon. By extraordinary coincidence, as a young surgeon, he also operated on Sherrie’s mother when she was in the womb.

Other nominees: Dr Vesna Pavasovic and Professor Massimo Caputo

UNSUNG HERO

Winner: Therapeutic Care Volunteers at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust

30 therapeutic care volunteers, who all have a learning or physical disability, give up their time to support patients with spinal injuries at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. They include Ify Nwokoro.

Other nominees: Ben Slack and Rob Allen

GROUNDBREAKING PIONEER

Winner: Guy’s and St Thomas’ London Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) Service

Leia Armitage, eight, was born with a rare form of deafness and was never expected to speak. But she now can thanks to pioneering brain surgery and speech therapy carried out by Guy’s and St Thomas’ London Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) Service.

Other nominees: Dr Helen Spencer and Girish Vajramani

BEST DOCTOR

Winner: Dr Matthew Boulter

Dr Boulter served in Afghanistan, teaches wild trauma to army medics and his surgery became the first in Cornwall to be given veteran friendly accreditation.

Other nominees: Margaret France and Dr Bijay Sinha

BEST MIDWIFE

Winner: Jane Parke

Jane helped deliver the youngest surviving twin boys in Britain when they were born at 22 weeks last year. She flew 190 miles with their mum Jennie Powell to a specialist neonatal unit.

Other nominees: Charlotte Day and Nagmeh Teymourian

ULTIMATE LIFESAVER

Winner: Ruth Lowe and Nick Evans

Porters Ruth and Nick saved the life of Sarah and Mike Clifford’s seven-week-old baby Logan. He stopped breathing as they walked through the main entrance of The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford to visit a sick relative.

Other nominees: Dr Mark Forrest and Mike Merrett

BEST NURSE

Winner: Liz Monaghan

Liz is the Matron of the Florence Nightingale Hospice in Aylesbury, Bucks, and came up with the idea for the widely praised Purple Rose initiative to improve the care for patients in the last days of their lives.

Other nominees: Margaret Ballard and Carlton DeCosta

MENTAL HEALTH HERO

Winner: Ben West

Ben lost his brother Sam, 15, to suicide last year and since his death, has campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness for mental health.

Other nominees: Beth Gregan and Catherine Benfield

YOUNG HERO

Winner: Ronnie Musselwhite

Ronnie offered to help his sister Ebonie by giving her a bone marrow transplant when she was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. Ebonie nominated her brother for his bravery before she died in June.

Other nominees: Bella Field and Kaitlyn Wright

But, she passed away at the age of eight in June - but not before nominating her little brother for the award.

Penny Lancaster broke down as she handed Ronnie the Young Hero gong last night.

Boris Johnson, who was also at the awards, praised the "world class" staff, doctors and nurses, adding they have the "fanatical support" of No 10.

"It's the most extraordinary institution in the world and it brings our country together.

"If our country was a complicated omelette, the NHS is the egg white that holds the great British cake together.

"It is a uniquely British thing."

Boris Johnson thanks NHS staff at The Sun’s 2019 health awards


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