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If we’re really honest right now, the only thing getting us through the thought of another month long lockdown is whipping out our baking aprons, spatulas and blackened bananas for countless banana bread baking sessions and curling up on the sofa eating said banana bread and tentatively watching GBBO. 

The Great British Bake Off is prime British TV; it brings out the best in us Brits, and right now, we need the chirpy bakers, punny humour from Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding, and the critical eye from Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood more than ever. It’s also a show that helped kickstart millennials obsession with baking again, and as we dive headfirst into another lockdown, we’re sure we won’t be the only ones swapping our commute for an hour slaving away in front of the oven. Let’s just hope we’ll be able to pick up a pack of flour and yeast from our local supermarket this lockdown season…

As we settle into another month-long baking lockdown, it got us thinking, do we have what it takes to enter the Bake Off tent next season? If our last burnt attempt at making a Victoria sponge is anything to go by, probably not. But, if you think you’ve got what it takes to impress Paul and Prue, then get applying, because applications for GBBO 2021 are now open!

That’s right, the Great British Bake Off team are on the search for the next batch of bakers for its twelfth season, and you might just have what it takes to enter the tent.

If you know your Challah bread from your Babka, your Choux from your filo and how to whip up a speedy caramel in next to no minutes, you’ll want to get your application in pronto. Applications are now open until 23:59PM on Sunday 6th December 2020, so you’ve got time to practice and become a star baker, using your lockdown days wisely.

Once applications are closed, they’ll begin filtering out the best applications and will begin the audition process. Of course, in line with the current Covid-19 situation, auditions may be carried out differently. But, we’re still extremely excited by the fact that the Bake Off will return for another season! 

Star bakers, on your marks, get set… Apply for GBBO 2021.

Applications are open until 23:59PM on Sunday, 6th December 2020

Apply here: www.gbbo.take-part.co.uk


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