The Great British Bake Off 2023 applications are open – and you can take part

Former presenter Mel Giedroyc may have called it one of the most “boring” shows she had ever worked on, but British viewers were quick to take to The Great British Bake Off.

The show, which sees amateur bakers from across the country compete in a marquee kitchen to be crowned championed, is one of the most popular programmes on TV.

It even sparked an industry bidding war, with its success leading to Channel 4 paying mega-bucks to take it off the BBC.

Previous Bake Off winners have gone on to write cookbooks, host their own baking television shows, open their own restaurants — and one even had the honour of baking the late Queen’s 90th birthday cake in 2016.

The contestants are ordinary joes wanting to test their abilities, and the show is once again open to those who know their soufflés from their madeira cakes.

How can you apply to be on the 2023 series of Great British Bake Off?

If you fancy joining the list of GBBO champions then the chance for glory is here, with applications for the next series now open.

If you think you are a future star baker and have what it takes to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, you can apply online to appear on series 14.

Would-be contenders should visit the official Great British Bake Off website and fill in the GBBO application form online.

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If you are unable to apply online and would like an application form posted, you can email[email protected] .

Those wanting to apply need to state their name, full address — including postcode — and telephone number. Alternatively, they can ring 0117 456 8530 to request a form.

Any questions about the application process can be emailed to applyforbake[email protected] or can be dealt with via the hotline on 07737470718.

How long are applications for the Great British Bake Off open for?

Applications are open until Sunday December 4, with the window closing at 7.59pm.

All successful applicants who are chosen to take part in the show will be contacted by Friday February 10, 2023.

When is the current series of the Great British Bake-Off on?

Season 13 of the hit programme started on Channel 4 on Tuesday September 13.

The show is in the show's usual slot of 8pm on the same day each week.

The third episode, set to air on Tuesday September 27, will see the bakers tackle the tricky art of bread making.

They will begin by putting their stamp on a pizza before being asked to make a classic pastry in the technical challenge.

For the showstopper, they will be given the task of making the decorative Danish sandwich cake, the smorgastarta.

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