TONIGHT viewers will see aspiring Flintshire chef Charlotte Seddon undertake a spectacular challenge in the MasterChef Semi Finals.

Charlotte, together with the eight other semi-finalists on the long-running cookery contest, heads to the Royal Navy base in Portsmouth.

Aboard HMS Diamond, one of the most advanced warships in the world, the semi-finalists will have to cook a meal for the ship’s annual Trafalgar Night celebration dinner.

Split in to three teams of three, they face the enormous challenge of mass catering - but at fine dining level - from the ship’s galley. Each team will have to recreate a dish from a menu designed by the chef on-board for a three-course menu to feed 120 of the ship’s company.

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Charlotte Seddon in the MasterChef kitchen. Image: BBC One/screengrab

With just four hours to deliver, organisation and teamwork are essential for success. It’s vital the three teams perform at their absolute best and produce a dinner worthy of the occasion.

Then the nine contestants return to the MasterChef kitchen, where they are once again working as individuals. From a selection of either John or Gregg’s favourite ingredients the contestants must each create a stunning dish to hold on to their hard-fought place in the competition.

With two more contestants going home, the battle is on to stay and take another step towards being crowned MasterChef Champion 2020.

The 34-year-old who lives in Shotton has described her MasterChef experience as a rollercoaster of emotions, but the experience she has gained has been invaluable.

She said: “I just want to learn and experience as much as possible. I would love to experience another Michelin star restaurant, just for the techniques you learn, because the level they excel to is amazing. Apart from that I just love hosting dinner parties at my home. Sitting back and watching everyone laughing, enjoying the food and drink and chatting away is one of the best feelings.”

The first semi-final episode will be shown tonight (Monday, April 6) at 9pm on BBC One.