A Flintshire baker has made her television debut in a new BBC 3 cooking show called 'Hungry for it'.

Naomi Spaven, 24, from Mold, was the only Welsh contestant on the show.

During filming Naomi worked at the Pendre GP surgery in Mold as a secretary and also ran her cooking based instagram page @LittleWelshFoodie.

Mrs Spaven has been a passionate baker since she was a little girl and said "as I have gotten older I started cooking as well".

She was one of ten cooks to compete for a 'life-changing prize' by undertaking cooking challenges for celebrity presenters, judges and guests including Stacey Dooly, Chef Kay Kay and Big Zuu. 

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The first challenge involved 'levelling up' party food and dishing up burgers to 100 diners. 

Naomi made a twist on the British party classic Cheese and Pineapple on a stick opting for a cheese croquette with a spicy pineapple salsa. 

When asked for her inspiration she said: "It was my favorite thing when growing up."

Unfortunately, her party inspired dish didn't go down a treat with the judges, Naomi said: "On the day it's just one of those things that didn't go right and it was a bit of a random choice."

During the burger pop up Naomi thrived and found her element, however, based on feedback from the judges the day before Naomi found herself in the cook off. 

Naomi said: "In the service kitchen I absolutely thrived, making those burgers I absolutely loved it."

Following the cook off Naomi was unfortunately voted out of the competition by the judges. 

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Despite leaving the competition Stacey Dooley described Naomi as a "total dream".

Speaking about her elimination Naomi said: "Obviously someone had to go, they are all really talented so I wasn't too bitter."

Before the show Naomi was a novice in a professional kitchen environment and said "the closest I had got was flipping pancakes at Spavens". 

In a facebook post on their website the sweet shop Spavens in Mold wished Naomi, as their daughter-in-law, good luck ahead of her appearance. 

Naomi said "the show really gave me the push and confidence in cooking" and since filming she has started a position as a baker at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop.

Naomi was recently promoted to Head Baker, a position she described as her "dream job".

In the show Big Zuu said: "We're in a different age [and] inspiring young people to cook is really important."

A focus of the show is for the chefs to reflect their culture and heritage in their cooking.

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Naomi planned to bring her North Wales roots to the screen and "had loads of Welsh recipes" however she plans to continue to cook Welsh recipes via her Instagram.  

The series was launched on Tuesday, (June 7) and will continue with eight one hour long episodes every Tuesday at 8pm. 

During the show the aspiring chefs live together in a house whilst competing and cooking dishes.