A Newtown schoolgirl's near perfect score has earned her a spot in the final of a television competition to find the nation’s best junior stylist.

Viewers of Welsh language children's television programme Ser Steilio found out last night (Wednesday, March 6) whether Ella Foskett, aged 10, and from Penstrowed, near Newtown, would be crowned the winner of the S4C show.

The Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd pupil impressed the judge, client and presenters on the first episode of the series with her dazzling outfits for Welsh pop's most famous girl band Eden.

Ella's complex, creative and clever designs topped the table of champions since the series started in early January with a score of 98 out of a possible 100.

County Times: Eden's Non wears Ella Foskett's winning design on S4C's Ser Steilio.Eden's Non wears Ella Foskett's winning design on S4C's Ser Steilio. (Image: Foskett Family)

Competition judge Mirain Fflur praised Ella for transforming her outfits for Eden band members Non, Emma and Rachael, adding that her designs "really brought drama".

"It was wonderful and then she made her own skirt and added things from a charity shop delicately to that and everything was fantastic," she said.

Ella, who is a past winner of the Urdd fashion competition, competed against Jini and Lili in the grand final which was broadcast on S4C on Wednesday.

The trio all had a chance to win a holiday for the family in London as well as tickets to see Wicked at the West End and a chance to meet the cast.

The final challenge on the show was to create a fabulous outfit and accessories for TikTok star Ellis Lloyd Jones who also performs in drag as Catrin Feelings.

Ellis was looking for an outfit that had to be "over the top". He said: "I want everyone to look at me when I walk into the room.

The judges gave Ella the challenge to come up with an outfit based on the theme of 'happiness'. The 10-year-old chose long gloves with flower applique, and a feather hat to go with her sparkly pink and purple dress which was finished off with a jewelled ribbon belt.

"She really thought outside the box about the theme and went for what made her feel happy," said judge Rhys Grail.

"I thought that was fantastic.

But it was 12-year-old Lili from St Dogmaels, Pembrokeshire, who was crowned the winner of this year's Ser Steilio for her love-themed designs which the judge praised for its "really bold colours and shapes".

Speaking before the final aired on Wednesday evening, Ella, who had never been on television before, said it was a "really exciting" experience, adding "I never thought I'd get the opportunity".

Proud mum Clair said the S4C show had "literally changed Ella's life".

"She didn't have much confidence. I can't believe the change in her. It is astronomical.

"She now has so much confidence in herself to do things. It's unbelievable."

Clair added: "She’s still shocked from it. She's really modest about it. She still can't quite believe it, and it will be a relief to share what's happened. She’s waited quite a long time really."

The promising young fashion designer said she is looking forward to competing at this year's Urdd Eisteddfod which will be held in Montgomeryshire for the first time since the 1980s.

Ser Steilio is available to watch on the S4C Clic streaming service.