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Harrogate woman's amazing weight loss to feature TV tonight

Harrogate woman's amazing weight loss to feature TV tonight

Published by Lisa Darvill at 2:06pm 5th February 2019. (Updated at 2:12pm 5th February 2019)

A Harrogate woman will share her weight loss story on TV tonight. 

  • 69-year-old Pat Sutcliffe will feature on ITV's 'This Time Next Year' tonight at 8pm
  • She lost 5 stone over a year, going from 16 to 11 stone 
  • She decided to lose weight after being diagnosed with colon cancer
  • Cameras filmed her for 12 months
  • She renewed her wedding vows with her husband at the end of the 12 months 
Pat Sutcliffe before picture
Pat at 16 stone at the start of her weight loss journey

 

pat Sutcliffe 'after' picture
Pat shed 5 stone over 12 months

A diagnosis of colon cancer two and a half years ago was the catalyst for Pat's weight loss. 

She told Stray FM: 

"Because I'd already lost a brother to cancer who was only 51, it was a real shock. 

"Very quickly Harrogate Hospital did what they can and it was removed. But it was a big enough shock to make me sit back and take a look at why it could've happened. 

"I realised that obesity does play a part in certain cancers and colon cancer is one of them."

Pat saw that ITV was looking for applicants for 'This Time Next Year' and signed herself up. 

The show, hosted by Davina McCall, follows people as they pledge to change something by 'this time next year'.  

Cameras followed Pat for 12 months as she tried to reach her goal of losing 5 stone. 

Tonight's show in the first in the series and a weight loss special. 

Pat added: 

"I thought it would be a good thing if other people can know my story and understand there are significant benefits to not being overweight."

Near the end of the filming, Pat renewed her vows with her husband on their 45th anniversary. 

She said: 

"It was wonderful because when you first get married you don't have the privilege of having two grandchildren there! We involved all of our family. Our son Adam was our Best Man, my daughter Nicola was the Maid of Honour, my granddaughter Olivia was the flower girl and my grandson, at 12-years-old, walked me down the aisle. 

"It was a truly memorable day."

pat stucliffe wedding picture
Pat's vow renewal was a rel family affair  

This Time Next Year is on ITV tonight at 8pm.