SALE is set to be represented in this series of Channel 4's Bake Off: The Professionals.

Jeffery and Venus from A Little Sweet are set to appear on the first episode on May 24.

Jeffery, who captains the team of two, started working in the kitchens of Hong Kong at the age of 18, including under Pierre Gagnaire at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The chef, who has a string of awards to his name, started his own patisserie school, before setting up on School Road alongside sister-in-law Venus around a year ago.

A Little Sweet has earned rave reviews since then for a range of buns, cakes, pastries and other sweet treats.

And a post on social media about their appearance attracted a lot of support from the residents of the town.

One of the commenters said: "Good luck – I love A Little Sweet. It is such a great boost for Sale to have it."

In the first episode of Bake Off: The Professionals, a spin-off of The Great British Bake Off, Jeffery and Venus are up against other teams from all across the country.

On day one, experts Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden challenge them to create 36 strawberry fraisiers and a chocolate amenity, all without recipes, in only three hours.

Then, on day two, the teams must take a treacle tart and turn it into an stunning showpiece, complete with a towering sculpture.

All of this is overseen by hosts Liam Charles, himself an alumnus of the Great British Bake Off, and Stacey Solomon, who is new to this series, replacing Tom Allen.

At the end of the episode, one of the six teams is sent home, while the others progress to the next episode.

Bake Off: The Professionals is on Channel 4 at 8pm on May 24, then at the same time each week. You can also watch on All 4.