The Great British Bake Off is well-underway and it’s keeping many of us sane as some Brits are still in the midst of a lockdown.
Every year, the best ameteur bakers in the country come together to see if they can crown themselves the best on the Channel 4 show.
And unfortunately, Lottie had to say goodbye in the latest show which caused quite a bit of an outrage.
But if you think you can do better, the good news is the applications are open once again. But how on earth do you enter?
Well thanks to the Mirror, we have listed how you could be the next baking star in 2021.
Who is eligible for The Great British Bake Off?
To be in with a shot at winning the lucrative glass cake stand, you must be at least 16 years of age on January 1 2021 and a UK resident – including of the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
You’ve also got to be very good at baking, but never have been employed as a baker, cook or chef – and you can’t earn your main source of income from cooking professionally or commercially. Oh, and anyone who has recently worked for Channel 4 or Love Productions – or has a friend or close relative who does – is sadly banned from applying.
Bizarrely, you also can’t have any NVQ, BTEC or any equivalent professional qualification in baking, cooking, food production, food preparation or catering, unless you studied for it more than 10 years ago.
You must also be free for every single filming day required, which is usually between April and August, and make yourself available for extra filming for shows like An Extra Slice. Filming days will be confirmed to successful applicants.
Have a read of all the rules here.
When does the application close?
You’ve got just under a month to get your application in – the deadline is 11.59pm on Sunday December 6 2020.
How to apply for Bake Off 2021?
There’s a website dedicated to talking you through the application process. You can either submit it online, or request a form be posted to you by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0207 067 4837 with your full name, address (including postcode) and telephone number.
Remember the deadline is December 6, so bear that in mind if you’re applying by post.