Davina McCall returns tonight with her new series of This Time Next Year.
Featuring extraordinary people from around the UK who will share with viewers what they pledge to change in their life by ‘This Time Next Year’.
Over the course of 12 months they’ll aim to fulfil their dreams of losing weight, meeting an unknown family member, having children, or finally realising a lifelong personal ambition.
Their transformations will appear instantaneous using the programme’s ‘time travel’ style format. Once each pledge is made, the contributor will leave the studio ready to begin their challenge but just moments later will reappear completely transformed one year later, hopefully revealing a brand new them.
In the first episode of the new series is a weight loss special with five contestants hoping to lose a combined weight of 50 stone, but will they achieve their goals?
Davina first meets Fiona a 34-year-old primary school teacher from Salford who is hoping she can lose 8 stone, so that she can try for a baby. After being referred to a fertility clinic, Fiona and husband Alex were told that along with her polycystic ovaries, her BMI was also decreasing her chances to get pregnant.
In order to qualify for the treatment, she must bring her BMI down. Will Fiona be able to achieve her goal and finally have the family she longs for?
Jaymes and Paul Anderson, 32 and 31 from Bedlington in Newcastle are pledging to lose a combined weight of 20 stone. Jaymes is 25 stone whilst Paul is 22st 13lbs. The pair are conscious that their weight is affecting their health but will they will finally succeed and achieve their target weights?
Mike Jarman, 37 years old from Manchester, is pledging to lose 6 stone so that he can reverse the effects of his type 2 diabetes. The self-confessed fast food junkie has seen his diet affect his diabetes causing his medication to double since first diagnosed.
He has since been told that if he continues, he will have to start using insulin for the rest of his life. With time to reverse the effects, the father of four is determined to change is lifestyle to help his aligning health.
Pat Sutcliffe, 67 years old from Castleford is hoping to lose 5 stone and renew her wedding vows. The former Town Mayor (of Mirfield) has been married to husband John for 44 years and had planned to renew their vows when they reached their 50th year.
However, Pat has since battled colon cancer and now in remission, feels it’s the best time to do this but will she succeed?
Tracey Geddis a 50-year-old advanced nurse practitioner from Lurgan in Northern Ireland is hoping to lose 10 stone and final get married. Tracey has been with her partner Jason for 17 years, having met when he was a patient in the hospital where she worked.
Whilst she would love to marry Jason, Tracey admits she couldn’t bear to the thought of wearing a dress at her current weight. Desperate to marry her ‘soulmate’ Tracey is determined that she will lose the weight and finally get to walk down the aisle.
This Time Next Year airs at 8PM tonight, Tuesday February 5 on ITV.