A Watford couple have kicked off their new-year diet by being named "slimmers of the year" at their local weight-loss club.

David and Katheryn Read from Watford were voted Radlett Slimming World Couple of the Year after losing two stone and one pound between them in just six weeks.

Mr Read, 32, works at a builder’s merchant and Mrs Read, 30, is a recruitment advisor and returned to work this week after 12 months maternity leave.

Their inspiration for joining a weight loss group was the birth of their baby boy, Dylan. Mrs Read said: "We both love our food and in particular, a good curry.

"Our dreams for the future are to build a beautiful little family by adding a little brother or sister for Dylan and live a healthy and fitter, slimmer life".

Mrs Read said her ambition for the future is to become a swimming teacher and Mr Read is looking to become a branch manager in the very near future.