It just feels so fantastic, I feel like the
luckiest person in the world. I’ve had a job that I think is the best job in the world
for 40 years – I’ve loved every minute of it – and to end up in our 40th year, because
we’re not finished yet Jenny, we’re still going, so to end up in our 40th year at this
point, to receive and OBE which is such an honour. It’s not just for me, it’s for Slimming
World and all the people who are so dedicated to Slimming World, and have done for many,
many years. Well it just was incredibly special. Everything was just so well organised, it was so
beautiful – we couldn’t have cameras, so we couldn’t take the shots just at the key moments!
– but it was just… the anticipation of Margaret coming in, I was just so incredibly proud,
the proudest moment really, of my Slimming World life anyway. It’s just been amazing. This year I think we’ve raised about, I think we’re on target, yes we’re on target for half
a, quarter of a million. Quarter of a million pounds, this year alone, for the NSPCC, and
next year we hope to equal that again. So we’ll keep going, keep going. It was Prince Charles today, the one who gave it to me, he was super. He had a little word with everyone.
He asked about the 40 years, and he said it was, this was something that you always have to
keep doing, it’s never ending is it, and I said. ‘No, always you have to keep doing it’, he
congratulated on the 40 years as well, and I told him that he looked very well and he
was managing very well, and he talked about fast food chains, because there are all these
fast food chains, that have done the damage – some of the damage, yes they do. Certainly a special day, without a doubt. Beautiful, yeah. I’m very proud of course – we all are! It was absolutely spectacular, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world, and I can’t
be grateful enough that I was here to witness my mum becoming an OBE. I did not dream about
the OBE – I dreamed about having a national company, I dreamed about changing the face
of slimming in the UK, about how people should be treated and helped properly to lose weight
in a way that wasn’t silly and humiliating or anything like that. So, I dreamed about
that, but I never, never, never, in my wildest dreams, dreamed about getting the OBE. So,
it’s pretty phenomenal.