THERE was shock festive news today with the Echo able to reveal that a former Father Christmas has lost almost all his big wobbly tummy.
After years of forcing his way down tight chimneys John Dobson, 70, who has hung up his sack of toys, would find the going much easier now he has shed a stunning eight stone.
John, who dressed as Father Christmas for schools, playgroups and charities over the years, had taken up weight loss to support his daughter Lynda who proved a winner herself losing seven stone in just a year.
Lynda who joined Slimming World’s Extra Easy plan said:
“Dad has been a tremendous support to me.
“Between us, we have lost a whopping 15 stone (so far). I think that our journey together has brought us closer, as we have shared the highs and lows and have helped each other to conquer the challenges we have faced.”