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Karl Stefanovic will bring viewers the inspirational new series, This Time Next Year, which will see everyday Aussies achieving monumental personal goals over the most challenging and rewarding year of their lives. This ground-breaking format will follow the journeys of people wanting to make their ambitions a reality over the course of a year, delivering instantaneous transformations in "time-travel" style. Once each pledge is made the participant will reappear just moments later, completely transformed 12 months on.
In the first episode of the new series Davina meets Sarah-Jayne Croft a 47-year-old teacher from Hampshire who has battled with her weight throughout her adult life. After reaching almost 25 stone, Sarah decided it was time to take action and is pledging to lose 10 stone to fit into a sexy superhero costume, which she bought a few sizes too small to give her an incentive. After seeing a fellow passenger on a plane making comments via text about her weight, Sarah-Jayne decided it was time to finally take control but will she succeed?
In the second episode of the new series, Davina meets Robin Dixon from Clacton-on-Sea who is hoping to lose 10 stone to help get his old self-back. The 37-year-old has battled with his weight his whole life and tipped the scales at 36 stone. Now with serious health issues, Robin has decided it's time to take action. Will he be able to lose the weight and get his life back?
In the third episode of the new series, Davina meets father of three Chris Peters, who has set himself the challenge to lose 7 stone. The plumber from West Sussex has decided its time to get fit for the sake of his family, but will he be able to achieve his goal?
Lewis Burns, 16 from Glasgow is hoping that this is the year he will finally be able to speak again. After diagnosed with the heart condition ‘sudden death syndrome' Lewis tragically suffered a heart attack aged just 10, as a result he suffered damaged to his windpipe. With his windpipe almost completely closed, Lewis hasn't spoken for six years but has now decided it time to undergo surgery that will reopen his windpipe and allow him to talk again. Will Lewis finally gain his voice back?
Carol Ubaldi, a 54-year-old from Cardiff is hoping she can finally put an end to years of yo yo dieting. The catering manager is hoping she can lose 7 stone, but will she be able to finally achieve her target weight?
Conrad Andrews from Halifax has had a fear of the dentist since his teens after suffering a traumatic experience. The repercussions have meant that the 33-year student hasn't visited a dentist in 20 years and is now constantly embarrassed by his teeth. Will Conrad be able to face his fears and finally get a smile he is proud of?
Kathryn Mallery, 34 and Chris Chapman 37 from London are hoping to complete their family with the help of a surrogate. Diagnosed aged 7 with a rare disease that means she is at constant risks of tumours, Kathryn, whilst pregnant with her first child, developed a tumour causing her to go blind in one eye. Told that she could potentially lose her sight completely if she fell pregnant again, Kathryn and Chris are hoping a surrogate will help them finally be able to complete their family.
In this episode Davina meets Karen Jackson a 40-year-old nurse from Brighton who is hoping to lose half her body weight so she can finally have IVF treatment. Having struggled with her weight throughout her life, Karen has decided that now if the time to finally make her dream a reality.
Linda Ralph, 68 from East Sussex is hoping to be reunited with an old friend who she's not seen for 50 years. Having met in teacher training college Linda and her good friend Maria eventually lost contact and haven't seen each other since. Will Linda finally get the reunion she is longing for?
Rhys Jones, 21 from Wales is hoping that in the next 12 months he will qualify for Team GB at the Rio Paralympics and win a medal. After contracting hemiplegic encephalitis as a toddler, Rhys was told he may never walk. Defying all expectations, sport has become a lifeline for him. Now he's hoping he can finally achieve his dream in the world's biggest sporting arena.
Motorbike enthusiast Sharon Martin, a 44-year-old district nurse from Stoke On Trent is hoping she can lose weight and fit back into her biking leathers. Having handed her beloved bike to her father as she felt too self-conscious to ride it, Sharon has decided now it's the time to finally get back to the hobby that she loves, but will she succeed?
Army medic and mum of three Lisa Johnston, 33 from Doncaster lives in constant agony due to a rare neurological condition which leaves her in acute pain in her left leg. The condition has turned Lisa's world up side down as she can no longer be a hands on mum. With the only solution being an amputation, Lisa has decided its time to go through this life changing surgery in order to be fitted with a prosthetic that will not only give her back her mobility but also put an end to her pain.
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