A former TV Gladiator is taking on a new challenge in North Wales.

Diane Youdale, best known for her role as Jet in the hit television series Gladiators, will officially open the new Spire North Wales Cosmetic Suite in Abergele on Saturday, April 18.

The private hospital’s base on the North Wales Business Park on the outskirts of the town is doubling in size.

They have taken over the first floor of the building where they have been occupying the ground floor since 2009.

The expansion will also enable Spire to introduce a number of new services, including non-surgical cosmetic and beauty treatments.

Other services available will include acupuncture, sports massage, pilates, yoga and chiropody.

Diane, 44, who spent four years as Jet in the cult 1990s TV series Gladiators, plans to work alongside some of the private hospital’s consultants helping patients tackle obesity and other health issues.

After leaving the hit show, she qualified as a psychotherapist and Pilates instructor.

At the Spire Healthcare Consulting Rooms, she will be delivering her own “Core Philosophy” workshops to patients.

Diane said: “I’m so looking forward to working with patients and particularly helping tackle childhood obesity. It’s all about introducing exercise and improving the health and well-being of young people.

“It’s also about introducing the right diet and showing people that if they eat rubbish, then, the chances are, they are going to feel rubbish. Sometimes it can be that simple. But it’s also important to have fun and enjoy exercise. Working with Spire Healthcare is going to be something really positive.

“I developed Core Philosophy as a way of helping people think about their minds and bodies and to improve their well-being through fun exercise and eating the right things.

“At Spire Healthcare I will spend two days a week at the Abergele Consulting Rooms working alongside consultants and delivering workshops to help make patients feel good about themselves, both mentally and physically.”

Andrea Carri, manager of Spire Healthcare Consulting Rooms was delighted Diane Youdale will be in the centre’s new North Wales Cosmetic Suite.

She said: “We have doubled the size of our Spire Abergele Consulting Rooms by taking over the upper floor of the building. We are now able to offer nurse-led non-surgical beauty and cosmetic treatments using Elemis, Dermalogica and Mesoastetics as part of our service.

“We are thrilled to have Diane on board. She is keen on nutrition and exercise and will work with our paediatricians on child obesity. There is also scope for her to work with other consultants on a number of health issues, such as stroke rehabilitation.

“Diane is so enthusiastic and without doubt she is going to make a real difference.”

Spire Yale Hospital Director Sue Jones, said: “We are now able to offer holistic treatments, massage, spa therapies, skin treatments and medical chemical peels alongside nutrition, diet and fitness sessions.

“The provision of non-surgical cosmetic treatments is a new development for us in North Wales but we have recognised that there is market demand for a reputable service.

“This is a great facility and this new service will be backed up by Spire Healthcare’s policies, procedures and expertise which is reassuring in term of patient safety and peace of mind.

“The treatments will include anti-wrinkle injections, fillers, dermabrasion and skin rejuvenation.  We also offer laser treatment for hair removal, skin pigmentation and tattoo removal.

“We currently employ eight staff within the consulting rooms and have now employed two cosmetic practitioners and we’re hoping it will lead to further new jobs in future.

“Anybody requiring a more complex cosmetic or non-cosmetic procedure can be referred on to an appropriate consultant.”

For more information go to: www.spireyale.com/abergele-consulting-rooms/