THE SEARCH is on to find participants for the next series of the hugely popular RTE series Operation Transformation.
One of the youngest ever leaders on the show, Kayleigh Yeoman from Corbally, is encouraging Limerick people to sign up, saying the show changed her life.
“Your life changes from the moment you fill out the application, even if you don’t get any further than that, it will open your eyes to the life you are really living. I would do it all again in a second but really hope I never have to!
“Operation Transformation has given me a new life that is 100% better. I am confident and happy.
“It’s a lifestyle change, you have to be willing to make major changes to your life but if you do, it does work,” said Ms Yeoman, who lost nearly three stone as a result of the show.
Operation Transformation will return to the screens early next year for a sixth series on RTÉ One.
Kathryn Thomas, presenter of the show, said, “The most difficult thing is filling in that application form and signing your name to it. Don’t think twice – just do it. I know it’s a big deal for people, I know it’s a bit daunting but if last year’s leaders are anything to go by you’ll be glad you applied. If you’re worried about a family member, friend or colleague please encourage them to take part.”
Filming for the next series will take place between this November and next March. The closing date for applications is Friday, October 19.
In early November RTÉ Radio 1’s The John Murray Show will feature a final selection of 25 applicants who will gather together for the first time to be assessed.
Last year an average of 585,000 viewers tuned in for each of the eight episodes which represented a 35% share of the available audience.