LONDON, January 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Weight Watchers UK has joined forces with Alesha Dixon to create a pop anthem which puts members' weight loss success centre stage.
The song, which plays out for the duration of the three minute TV ad, marries members' weight loss insights, all of whom have successfully lost weight on the Weight Watchers ProPoints® plan and is performed by Alesha Dixon to create an uplifting anthem of confidence and self expression.
One hundred and eighty Weight Watchers members feature in the pop video style ad, in which Alesha plays a cameo role. Alesha Dixon says: "These women and men are the real stars of the show. We heard their stories and used their words and emotions to create a vibrant musical expression of personal triumph and success. These people are a true inspiration."
All the members who lip synch the song lyrics express their own personal stories, which add an authentic emotion to their performances.
For example Amee, aged 31 from Coventry who has lost 1 stone 11 pounds with Weight Watchers sings: "I used to be so boring, staying in bed all morning. No longer I'm the one whose letting me down. Now I'm proud and stepping out of the house."
Sarah-Anne, aged 31 from Kent who lost 1stone 4 pounds with Weight Watchers sings: "My life revolved around TV. Easier to be someone than be me. Now I know what I want out of life. In bright colours so my body can't hide."
Every single Weight Watchers member who appeared in the ad agreed that they would never have had the confidence to do this before they had lost weight.
Emma Hawkins, aged 41 from Port Talbot who lost over 29 pounds with Weight Watchers said about her involvement in the ad "I used to avoid the camera but now I feel fabulous in front of it. I can't believe I'm starring in a pop video with Alesha! What a difference a year makes!"
Weight Watchers' biggest ever ad campaign launches on national TV on 1st January.
Andrew Knight, Senior Vice President, Weight Watchers UK says: "This ad marks the beginning of a new loud, proud and playful Weight Watchers brand campaign. It blends our members' real life stories and experiences about what losing weight means to them with Alesha's big personality and voice. It's the biggest expression of weight loss success we've ever delivered."
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Notes to Editors
* The Weight Watchers ProPoints plan takes all the best nutritional science from around the world to provide members with a simple to learn, flexible counting system that helps guide people towards healthier more satisfying food choices. Weight Watchers is the first organisation to offer a better, more accurate and flexible weight management formula than the outdated method of calorie counting.
ProPoints plan 2012 has some fab new features to make the plan even more liveable and even more fun.
NEW - Easy Start meal planners get your weight loss off to a great start.
NEW - Relaxed Counting Days so you can stay in control with our Filling & Healthy option while taking a break from counting when you're super busy or just letting your hair down with the girls
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