CHEFS from a Ramsbottom venue have won through to the second round of Bake-Off: The Professionals.

Judges on the Channel 4 show were dazzled by the flavours created by Andrew Robinshaw, from The Lounge, in Prince Street, and his colleague Ian McDonald.

And while the Ramsbottom pairing might not have scored top marks for presentation, they have successfully negotiated their heat, which kicked off the programme's fifth series.

Cherish Finden declared that their take on an pineapple upside down cake, as part of the showpiece round, was "exquisite" and among the best she had ever tasted.

Fellow judge Benoit Blin was not completely won over by the look of their ambitious dessert but remarked favourably on the execution and composition of their creation.

In the earlier round, which saw the six teams asked to make strawberry tarts and a fruit salad, Andrew and Ian received similar feedback, with the resulting taste of their baking surpassing presentation issues.

Their performance earned the northern duo a third place finish - their next appearance will see them asked to tackle a sweet boasting 'layers and illusions', with the theme of the showpiece being bird-inspired courses.

Competitors came from a variety of backgrounds and styles. But the team from the Andaz Hotel in London, which suffered timing disasters in each round, was the first to be voted out.

The second heat for the show takes place tomorrow and the Ramsbottom pair will return for their next round seven days after that. If you would like to see how they got on in their heat, the programme is available on Channel 4's All4 portal.