The final five leaders for Operation Transformation 2013 have been chosen.

Charlotte O’Connell from Cavan, Deirdre Hosford from Cork, Greg Starr from Tipperary, Monica Percy from Carlow and Gavin Walker, originally from Tallaght and now living in Kildare, were each surprised by a visit from Kathryn Thomas this week live on RTÉ Radio 1’s The John Murray Show.

The final five will feature in the sixth series of Operation Transformation, which is due to air on RTÉ One in early January 2013.

As the new series gets underway, The John Murray Show will follow the leaders’ journeys all the way to the grand finale in February 2013.

The three OT experts – Eva, Karl and Eddie - will be dropping in to studio to provide the best tips and advice on calorie counting, healthy recipes, exercise and lots of other transformation topics.