In their battle of the bulge the five leaders of RTÉ’s Operation Transformation have surpassed their original targets and have lost over 10 stone between them since the show kicked off.

The final figures reveal a combined overall weight loss of an incredible 71 stone, 5 pounds, with the politicians, the mumstown group and the Galway taxi drivers who followed them collectively losing 60 stone and 13 pounds.

The grand finale of RTÉ's hugely popular Operation Transformation will be broadcast tomorrow night on RTÉ One at 8pm.

The five leaders were originally chosen from hundreds of entrants to RTÉ 2fm’s Gerry Ryan Show.

They have also inspired thousands of people across the country to overhaul their own diets and fitness.

RTÉ has revealed that the Operation Transformation website was viewed over 3 million times and the television programme is proving hugely popular attracting nearly a half a million viewers.

In tonight's episode the five team leaders will reveal the results of all their hard work in a fashion show.

Full details of the leader’s transformation programmes are available continually on www.rte.ie/ot