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Budding bakers, this is big GBBO news

Ever thought of yourself as the next Nadiya Hussian or John Whaite? The Great British Bake Off applications are now open!

2nd Dec 2016

Ever thought of yourself as the next Nadiya Hussian or John Whaite?  Fans, it's time to put those aprons on, grab your mixing bowls and get ready for big thing because now’s your chance to prove your up for the challenge of star baker. The applications are well and truly open for the next series of the famous baking show! The application form is pretty full on, considering it’s only open for the next 38 days; we just had quick look ourselves and can you believe it, it's six pages long?
Bar all the typical details such as your name, age and address, you also have to fill in a list of your baking history. And forget trying to jazz it up with numerous adjectives, the proof of the pudding is in the photograph. Oh yes, you need to upload pictures of your top notch bakes, as well show off your signature dish – and you’ll also be quizzed on all things biscuits, cakes, breads, and desserts-related.
If you want enter, the only things that might be stop you is the eligibility requirements – you have to be over 16 and live in the United Kingdom. But don't miss out the fact that the TV show aims to celebrate the country’s best amateur bakers so, naturally, you’re not allowed to have any baking or catering qualifications.
And, if you’ve ever worked full-time as a baker, cook, or chef, you need to walk on by, because this will not be the reality show for you. The Great British Bake Off has made more headlines than any other year, due to its unexpected move from BBC One to Channel 4. Many fans were left down hearted by the news that adverts would be forced into their beloved sixty-minutes of baking fun – not to mention that Mary Berry, plus presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, will not be on the show anymore. However, Paul Hollywood is staying put and the 2016 winner Candice Brown pipped to step in as Mary’s replacement, the show has the potential to remain just as popular as it once was. Then again, it could just become a bit of a soggy bottom.
It remains to be seen who will be taking over the presenting side of things from Mel and Sue, although Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders have well and truly ruled themselves out of the running. Let's hope someone volunteers to keep Hollywood company; that Bake Off tent could get very lonely if you're the only one sat there! This story first appeared on Stylist

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