A Harpenden entrepreneur has spoken of the 'whirlwind' journey that has taken her and her partner to the final of hit Channel 4 show 'Double the Money'.

Natalie O'Brien and her partner Jack Visick have made it through five intense rounds ahead of the final, where they will launch their own coffee brand.

The 27-year-old grew up in Harpenden, going to St George's secondary school before moving to Brighton for university where she graduated with a first class degree in international events management.

She said: "After university I did the typical thing of moving to London a but after a while I realised that I wanted more myself and left London to start my own business while also modelling and acting."

It was while doing this that she got a once in a lifetime opportunity, being given a small part in Greta Gerwig's box office record smashing Barbie movie.

Herts Advertiser: Natalie had a taste of fame when she appeared in Barbie (2023)Natalie had a taste of fame when she appeared in Barbie (2023) (Image: Natalie O'Brien)

She spent three months filming at the Warner Bros studio in London.

But it was last summer while travelling with friends that she found out about casting for a new show on Channel 4, challenging aspiring business owners to double their money in a series of challenges.

She explains: "When I heard the words 'entrepreneurial and in couples' I realised it was the perfect match for me and my partner Jack.

"I floated the idea to him and he was excited by the prospect of being given money for free, to start up businesses."

The show was filmed over a period of three months last summer.

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Natalie met publican Jack at university, even marketing one of his business ideas as part of her degree.

The pair have impressed throughout the competition, winning round two in impressive fashion. Host Sue Perkins announced: "Our winning couple didn't just double, or triple, or even quadruple... they centupled their money."

Now in the final, they're  hoping their coffee brand 'Need' will get them over the winning line.

Natalie said: "In our careers we have tasted, served and met over a lot of coffee. We know what it's like to feel like you're living in a whirlwind. We created Need to combat this, a coffee brand for people like us."

The final airs this Thursday, June 6, at 8pm on Channel 4.