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Here’s how much weight the Operation Transformation leaders have lost

It’s a combined total of 100 pounds – the equivalent of about five car tires.

THE FOUR LEADERS of RTÉ’s Operation Transformation have lost a combined total of over seven stone over the course of the show.

Noeleen Lynam, John Conmy, Lucy Dillon and Clare Scanlan have collectively shred 100 pounds since starting their food and fitness plans eight weeks ago.

debc9f98-3bc9-418d-865e-8924d9117e0d Source: Andres Poveda

The ninth year of the RTÉ One series wraps up tonight in a special double-bill finale beginning at 8.30pm and continuing after the Nine O’Clock News.

Dan Kennedy, the fifth leader who withdrew from the challenge due to illness, will come back to join the group in the final programme.

“This year’s series has been the most emotional and inspiring that we have ever had,” presenter Kathryn Thomas said.

There have been plenty of tears along the way and I couldn’t be happier for John, Clare, Lucy and Noeleen that they have done so well on the plan.
That is not only borne out by their success on the scales but in the way that they have embraced this new lease on life and we saw that transformation for our own eyes when they took to the catwalk for the OT finale.
I know that Dan, even though he wasn’t able to continue with his plan for health reasons, is also on the path to a healthier life now.

Here’s how much weight the Operation Transformation leaders have lost
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  • Lucy Dillon

    Starting weight: 16 stone 13.5 pounds / Current weight: 15 stone 3 pounds / Total weight loss to date: 1 stone 10.5 poundsSource: Andres Poveda
  • Noeleen Lynam

    Starting weight: 11 stone 11.5 pounds / Current weight: 10 stone 9.5 pounds / Total weight loss to date: 1 stone 2 poundsSource: Andres Poveda
  • Clare Scanlan

    Starting weight: 17 stone / Current weight: 15 stone 3.5 pounds / Total weight loss to date: 1 stone 10.5 pounds Source: Andres Poveda
  • John Conmy

    Starting weight: 22 stone 6 pounds / Current weight: 19 stone 13 pounds / Total weight loss to date: 2 stone 7 poundsSource: Andres Poveda

The latest installment of the series has been watched by an average of 489,900 people weekly, up from 475,300 in 2015.

This year’s show has also seen members of the public losing a collective 73,000 pounds as part of a nationwide imitative aimed at promoting exercise and healthy living.

The so-called million pound challenge, which began at the start of January, continues throughout the year

Read: Dr Eddie Murphy answers your questions on mental health

Read: ‘I weighed 27 stones at 21. I was one of the fattest people ever on Operation Transformation’

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