Harborough amateur baker Frances Quinn impressed judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood in the first episode of popular TV series The Great British Bake off last night.
Frances, who works as a children’s clothes designer for Joules Clothing, beat off competition from 14,000 hopefuls to make it on the popular programme, shown on BBC2 at 8pm on Tuesdays.
And she got off to a good start on last night’s opening episode, earning praise for her Secret Squirrel Cake featuring a chocolate and hazelnut squirrel hidden inside marble cake tree trunks.
Presented by Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, the show sees 13 amateur bakers compete to impress judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.
One baker leaves the show each week until a winner is declared and crowned the Great British Bake Off’s Best Amateur Baker.
Next week’s episode will see the contestants baking bread.