Wellingborough dentist makes third round of Great British Bake Off

Deborah Manger (front left, next to Mel Giedroyc) with the rest of the bakers and judges
Deborah Manger (front left, next to Mel Giedroyc) with the rest of the bakers and judges
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A Wellingborough dentist has baked her way into the third episode of the new series of the Great British Bake Off.

Deborah Manger, who works at Isebrook Hospital in Wellingborough and heads up a team of dentists who provide special care dentistry to people in the county, managed to keep her cool in the kitchen and made it through the second week of the show.

She completed the tasks set by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood for bread week, which included making bread sticks, breakfast muffins and a show-stopping loaf of bread.

While Mrs Manger, 51, didn’t pick up the crown of star baker for this week’s episode, she escaped being kicked off the show.

The county dentist is one of 13 amateur bakers to appear in the BBC Two series, which started last week.

Two of her competitors have already left the competition and viewers will have to wait until 8pm on Tuesday to see if she can continue to impress the judges.

Speaking about appearing in the show last week, she said: “It was a very exciting experience, but it was very anxious at times.”

Mrs Manger is employed by the Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and her work takes her across the county, treating those who cannot make it to a regular dentist for various reasons.