Channel 4’s Bake Off seeks contestants

The hunt is on for amateur bakers to take part in the eighth series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’.

If you or your customers fancy putting your skills to the test then apply now and prove what you’re made of. Applications close on Sunday, January 8.

Channel 4 will become the new home of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in 2017 after signing a new three-year agreement with the producer of the hit show, Love Productions.

You can apply online at If you would like an application form posted to you, email or call 0207 067 4837 stating your full name, full address (including postcode) and telephone number.

You must be aged 16 or above on January 1 2017 and you must be a resident of the UK (including Isle of Man and Channel Islands).

You must not have any catering NVQ and/or any other qualification in baking, cooking, food production, food preparation or catering, unless acquired over 10 years ago.

And you cannot have ever worked full-time as a baker, cook or chef: you must be an amateur baker, meaning your main source of income must not derive from commercial baking or cooking in a professional environment.

Finally, you must be able to commit to all the filming days required for the programme. You must also be able to commit to the filming days for ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ (working title). In both cases, the dates will be confirmed to successful applications.

The first ‘Bake Off’ programming planned to broadcast on Channel 4 will be a celebrity version of the show in 2017, in aid of Stand Up to Cancer. Love Productions creative director Richard McKerrow, commented; “We believe we’ve found the perfect new home for ‘Bake Off’. It’s tremendously exciting to have found a broadcaster who we know will protect and nurture ‘The Great British Bake Off’ for many years to come.”

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