MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Manhattan resident Sally Newton will be a contestant on the show the Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition, which premieres Thursday night.
It’s the first of an eight-part series.
Newton’s favorite hobby is baking and she’s been watching the U.K. version of the show for about 10 years.
It’s been almost a year since she applied and went through many steps in order to be on the show. For her, she couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas present than to be on one of her favorite shows.
“It’s a huge dream come true,” Newton said. “I still cannot believe that it happened because something that I was watching on TV for years and all of a sudden I was there. I think I’m going to pass out when the show comes on.”
No money is awarded to the winner, but Newton said she didn’t care because this was a dream of hers.
Newton isn’t just a baker, she’s also a professor at K-State in the department of biochemistry.
You can see her compete tonight at 8 p.m. on KTKA.