Could you be in the class of 2020? Great British Bake Off seek Scots to apply for next year's show

It's one of the most popular baking shows on TV and now you could take part as the Great British Bake Off searches for Scots to apply for next year's show. 

Published 13th Nov 2019
Updated 13 th Nov 2019

Love Productions who produce the popular show, which is hosted by Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig and sees the contestants put through their paces by Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, have announced that applications for series 11 are now open.

This means that you, or the best baker you know, could be one of the 13 contestants competing for the crown won by David Atherton on this year's show.

To apply you must be aged 16 years or over (on 1 January 2020), able to film the show between July and August 2020 and be an amateur baker - i.e.  not have any NVQ, BTEC and/or any equivalent professional qualification in baking, cooking or catering.

Great British Bake Off apply

Are you good enough to face Paul and Pru's judgement? Picture: GBBO

A spokesperson for Love said: "The hunt is on to find Britain’s best amateur bread-kneaders, cake-makers and jelly-setters, and it just might be you. If you or someone you know is a smart cookie in the kitchen maybe it’s time to take a whisk and apply."

Deadline for applications is Sunday the 5th January and you can apply here, or for more information follow GBBO on Twitter and Facebook.


Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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