Masterchef star Gregg Wallace opens new Orpington Weight Watchers hub

PUBLISHED: 12:41 30 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:41 30 April 2013

Gregg Wallace opened the new Weight Watcher hub in Orpington.

Gregg Wallace opened the new Weight Watcher hub in Orpington.

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Masterchef star Gregg Wallace visited Orpington last week to open the UK’s second Weight Watchers hub.

The former greengrocer, 48, has lost more than two and a half stone through the points based regime and was in town to speak with Bromley’s dieters at Crofton Halls, in Crofton Road.

Residents joined Gregg to celebrate the hub launch, and also mark the achievement of Bromley’s dieters who lost more than 4,500 stone last year.

“It was a like a party down here,” said Gregg. “We all have a common interest and, of course, everyone’s story is different. The challenges we face are all interesting.”

The hub will act as a permanent base for Weight Watchers clients, allowing people busy with work to fit their meetings around their personal schedule.

Gregg’s brain was picked by Orpington dieters, who were looking for tips on how to eat out healthily and keep the weight off.

He said: “Everyone wants to know how to fill yourself up with healthy stuff. I find eating out the easiest thing in the world.

“There’s so many fresh things to eat, like oysters. Two dozen oysters is only one point and I’m allowed 32 points a day - plus I get some back if I exercise.”

The diet focuses around weekly weigh-ins, which he admits can provide a warm glow if you hit your target.

He added: “I get weighed once a week and that’s the focal point for me, you want to do well because the feeling is great.”

To find out more about Orpington’s new hub, visit

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