This season of GBBO is far from over but already the show is taking applications for the next season. So, if you’ve been spending your lockdown honing in on your baking talents, then you could be in to take home the crown!
The Great British Bake Offis known for their cheeky innuendos and unique drama (hello pineapple upside-down cake and baked Alaska-gate) so if you think you could keep up with the banter then now’s your chance to apply.
To put your name in the hat, all you need to do is send in your application here or, if you want your application form posted to you then email firstname.lastname@example.org and state your full name, address and phone number.
Amateur bakers have until the 11:59 pm on Sunday the 6th of December to get in their application forms, so don’t sleep on it… Who knows, you could be the next Sophie Faldo, David Atherton or Rahul Mandal!
Great British Bake Off During Coronavirus
This year the pandemic put a halt to many tv productions across the UK and GBBOwas not given a free pass. In fact, season 11 was delayed due to coronavirus. However, Channel 4 assured that the show could film provided all those involved followed strict social distancing measures. All cast and crew also had to isolate together for two-weeks before filming began.
Back in July, all 120 people involved in the show, from bakers and judges to crew members and support staff all moved in together at Down Hall Country House, all to ensure that the UK would once again be able to relish in the hilarious goings-on in the famous white tent.
Kelly Webb-Lamb, Director of Programmes at Channel Four stated that she wanted the show to maintain a sense of ‘normality’. She told the observer:
The whole point of the bubble [was] being able to be close to each other or pat people on the back, or it wouldn't be Bake Off.
And, Kelly isn’t half wrong, what would the Great British Bake Off be without the handshakes?
This season GBBO also welcomed famous face, Matt Lucas, to the hosting line up. Taking over from Sandi Toksvig, it’s safe to say that Lucas has done a great job so far. Not only does he have unmatched comedic chemistry with Noel Fielding but his debut as Boris Johnson had everyone clutching their sides.