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Great British Bake Off 2020: How do I apply for the 2021 series?

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Star Baker? (Picture: Channel 4)

The newest series of The Great British Bake Off hasn’t even finished yet – and already the team are on the hunt for the 2021 batch of bakers.

Heading into its 11th year, the series has become a national institution, and only the best amateur bakers can take part.

But if they do, and they win over the UK, they are destined for a whole new world of opportunities, becoming some of the most sought-after culinary experts in the country.

So… are you thinking of taking part?

Reckon you could be as beloved as Val? Keep as cool under pressure as Selasi, or even be as sassy as Lottie?

Here’s everything you need to know how to apply for next year’s series.

If you reckon you could be the next Baker extraordinare, applications are open now (Picture: Channel 4)

How do I apply for Great British Bake Off 2021?

The Great British Bake Off application couldn’t be easier – it’s just a simple online form for you to fill in.

You can find the online form here, which will ask you details about your connection to baking, as well as your lifestyle and why you should be given a spot on the show.

If, for any reason, you aren’t able to apply online and would like an application form posted to you or require assistance, you can email the team at: applyforbakeoff@loveproductions.co.uk or call 0207 067 4837.

On your marks, get set…. apply! (Picture: Channel 4)

Am I allowed to take part in Bake Off 2021?

Unfortunately there is a strict selection process in place for potential bakers, to make sure that no experts slip in through the cracks.

There’s also a strict age limit because of the time needed away from normal life in order to participate.

So, in order to take part, here is the essential checklist:

  • You must be over the age of 16 from January 1, 2021.
  • You must be a UK resident.
  • You must not have any qualification in baking, cooking or food preparation (unless you earned these qualifications more than 10 years ago.)
  • You must not have been employed as a chef or cook in any way.
  • You must be available for all filming dates, which they are aiming for between April and August 2021. This also includes extra filming, such as for spin-off series, Extra Slice.

Prepare for some heat in the kitchen as the pressure mounts! (Picture: Channel 4)

When do I need to apply for Bake Off by?

If you want to apply for Great British Bake Off, you have a little time to get yourself together and fill in the application.

You will need to fill in the form by 23.59pm on Sunday December, 6 or you won’t be able to apply.

If you’re going to do it, you can fill in the form online here.

The Great British Bake Off continues Tuesdays at 8pm on Channel 4.

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