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Pasties get a bushtucker trial makeover at World Championships

Hundreds of cooks lined up for the World Pasty Championships this weekend - appropriately held on St Piran's Day. Photo: ITV West Country

Now, while you wouldn't call it sport - there was a definite competitive edge in the air at one event in Cornwall at the weekend - as hundreds of cooks lined up for the World Pasty Championships.

The Eden Project hosted the annual event now in its fifth year - which very appropriately was held on St Piran's Day - the patron saint of Cornwall.

Pasties were presented in all shapes and sizes Credit: ITV West Country

More than 200 pasties were entered into the eight classes covering amateurs, professionals, juniors and companies. Some people were even inspired by the Bushtucker trials on I'm a Celebrity.

Some pasties got a bushtucker trial makeover - this one has a locust in it! Credit: ITV West Country

I don't mind eating insects I've eaten a few insects over the last couple of weeks in South East Asia where they are actually quite popular - locusts Tarantulas even and some scorpions.

– Martin Matthews, Competitor

The World Pasty Championships are now firmly established on the Cornish Calendar. Secret Recipes are already being worked on for next year's event.