Every time the advert for the new series of popular TV show The Great British Bake Off is aired there is a glow of pride for teenager Tabatha Pegg and her family.
That’s because the 19-year-old, who lives in Queniborough, sings the song in the short film which shows host Mary Berry in a mocked up scene to the strains of The Sound of Music theme tune.
As Tabatha’s voice is heard singing amended lyrics, which include ‘The hills are alive with the smell of baking’, the veteran cook lip-syncs along to it.
Tabatha’s mum, Tracey, said: “Every time the advert comes on we turn it up.
“They first showed it during the Wimbledon tennis finals which was exciting for us.
“It’s a very popular show so it’s quite a big thing for a young girl to be singing the music.”
Tabatha, a former student at both Wreake Valley Academy in Syston and Brooksby Melton College, got the opportunity through a music producer she has worked with.
Tabatha is hoping to become a professional performer in musicals.
She has played roles at Melton Theatre and at productions at the Curve in Leicester, in Rent and Annie.
Her aim is to study at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London but she needs to raise £15,000.
She is performing in a fundraising concert at Jasmine’s Party Venue in Leicester on August 22. She would also be grateful for sponsorship or donations at www.facebook.com/pages/Tabathas-Mountview-Funding-Page/1655506098003061