Could you be one of our losers?

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Portsmouth’s Biggest Loser is back – and many of you have already been in touch to tell us why you deserve a place in this year’s challenge.

The News has teamed up with 24/7 Fitness to give eight readers the chance to shape up and get fit.

Over a gruelling eight-week period, our chosen few will get all the help and support they need to turn their lives around.

Just like the popular TV show of the same name, those taking part will go head-to-head to see who can lose the most weight.

Under the supervision of 24/7 Fitness instructors Gary Lockwood and Jess Eacott, they’ll take part in daily gym sessions, follow strict eating plans and compete in tough weekly challenges.

At the end of the challenge, the person who has lost the most will be crowned Portsmouth’s Biggest Loser and receive a year’s membership to 24/7 Fitness plus other great prizes.

Operations director and last year’s winner, Emma Hine, says: ‘Ideally we’re looking for people with more than three stone to lose.’

You must be over the age of 18 to take part and be able to commit to the eight-week programme. Men should weigh no more than 25 stone and women no more than 20 stone.

Those taking part will be able to use the facilities at the gym at Gunwharf Quays or Fareham.

To be considered, write in no more than 250 words why you want to take part.

Send it, along with a head shot photo of yourself, to: Sarah Foster (features), The News, The News Centre, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO2 9SX.

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