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January 17, 2011 03:00 ET

Gastric Band Slimmer Tina Wins Celebrity 4 Weddings!

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2011) - Congratulations to Tina Malone and new husband Paul Chase, as they won Living Channel's Celebrity 4 weddings! 

It's been a big year for the couple, who met on celebrity boot camp in 2009. Their big wedding in August 2010 was attended by OK! Magazine, Living Channel and the 3 other celebrity wedding couples among a list of over 500 guests. 

Magician Paul Daniels renewed his vows with wife Debbie McGee in a circus-themed day, Big Brother's Spencer Smith married his fiancé Jo Ellison at a golf club and glamour girl Lyndsey Dawn MacKenzie also tied the knot in sunny Marbella.

Tina Malone married Paul Chase in a big wedding in Manchester. The guests watched her walk up the aisle in a stunning Kate Sherford wedding dress, revealing her massive weight loss. 

The Shameless star, 47, had dropped from a size 26 to a modest size 14 in just 6 months. Tina had her gastric band fitted with The Hospital Group in March 2010. She is supported in her weight loss journey by specialist dietitians, who ensure that she loses the weight in a safe consistent way with good nutrition. She admitted that her wedding day at the Hilton Deansgate hotel was the first time she had felt beautiful in over 25 years. 

Tina said "It was funny because everyone gasped when I walked in the room. A lot of friends and family hadn't seen my weight loss so they were quite shocked. I had a gastric band fitted earlier this year – I've lost 5.5 stone already. I said I wanted to be a size 10 on my wedding day, that's still the size I'd like to be. I'm aiming for December now".

Tina and Paul were thrilled to win the prize money, which has been donated to their chosen charity. The programme aired on December 21st – a perfect end to a great year.

Tina's weight loss journey is continuing and she's now just over 10 stone, aiming to reach 9 by March 2011, one year after her gastric band surgery took place.

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