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Bake off star Beca Lyne-Pirkis looks completely different 9 years on

THE Great British Bake Off star Beca Lyne-Pirkis has been spotted looking completely different nine years after her time in the tent.

Beca, 40 –  who was a fan favourite from series four of the popular baking show – is now the resident dietician on Welsh TV show FFIT Cymru, run by BBC Wales.

Beca rose to fame on the fourth series of Bake Off

Beca rose to fame on the fourth series of Bake OffCredit: BBC
Beca (left) looks worlds away from her time on the baking show

Beca (left) looks worlds away from her time on the baking showCredit: Instagram

The baking show star, who was booted from the competition in the semi-finals of the series in 2013, has gone on to start a new career.

Beca launched her own cookery show called Becws (the Welsh word for bake house) where she shared her family’s treasured recipes.

Then, in 2017, the star released her first cookery book – Bwyd Beca (My Food) – with the collection of favourites from her home.

The mother-of-two then went on to become a trainer dietician, becoming the resident food expert on S4C fitness show FFIT Cymru.

Looking worlds away from her time on Bake Off, Beca posed for snaps at the launch of the show earlier this year dressed in a colourful blouse and blue leather skirt.

She looked to have swapped her longer, dark brunette locks for a shorter bob cut, lightening the colour to an auburn-brown.

Beca donned a glamorous palette of make-up for the TV launch – a far cry from her fresh-faced appearance on GBBO.

Beca recently took over from former dietician on the show, Sioned Quirke, after studying nutrition for three years.

It comes after a former Bake Off contestant hit out at the BBC for causing the show’s most controversial moment when his Baked Alaska was “sabotaged”.

Iain Watters famously binned his melted dessert after it had been removed from the freezer by his co-star Diana Beard.

He was sent home by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood that week, back in 2014, despite the sabotage by his co-star.

In an interview with the Guardian at the time, Iain said it was “unfair” the BBC show was edited to make Diana look bad.

She was hit by a torrent of abuse when the episode aired and left the show the same week over health concerns.

Iain said: “I feel bad for Diana because she’s had quite a mauling on Twitter and I don’t like all the nasty comments that have been directed towards her.

“I think it’s a bit unfair and I do think they could have edited the episode a bit better.”

“It was more of a technical error than a baking error and it maybe should have been taken into account a bit more,” he continued.