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Interview with Thomas McIntyre from Northern Ireland who has lost 17 stone

A football fan who was so overweight he got wedged in a turnstile at a sports ground has lost over 17 stone (108kg) and hopes to start a family to “be the dad that my father was to me”.Thomas McIntyre, 43, from Larne, Northern Ireland, cut a huge figure at six foot tall, weighed more than 31 stone (197kg) and had a waist measuring 74 inches (188cm).The Celtic fan’s goal of shedding the pounds was recognised today at the Ritz Hotel in London where he was named Slimming World Man of the Year 2013 and he said he is “loving every day”.Mr McIntyre, a fresh food manager at Dunnes Stores, has lost 17 stone 8lb, going from 31 stone to 13 stone 6lb and a size 8XL to a medium.