Before anything else, hopefuls need to fill out a detailed form. Season-four contestant Ali Imdad told Insider that the first step of applying to “The Great British Baking Show” is a lengthy online questionnaire, which assesses your personality and skills.
How do you qualify for The Great British Baking Show?
Essentially, all hopefuls must:
- Be 16 or over.
- Be a resident of the UK.
- Be able to commit to all the filming days required for the programme – expected to fall between April and August 2021 this year.
- Have never worked as a full-time baker, cook or chef.
- Not have baking or cooking as their primary source of income.
Do the contestants on The Great British baking show know in advance?
According to former contestant Sophie Faldo, the production team informs you that you’ve been chosen about six weeks prior to filming. “You know you’re potentially in the running but they never really commit themselves until the very last minute,” she told Radio Times.
Will the great British baking show return in 2020?
In 2020, Noel Fielding welcomed a brand new co-host in Matt Lucas after Sandi Toksvig decided to leave her role on the show. We know that both presenters will be back again for 2021, good news for fans who enjoyed their rapport last series.
Do contestants on baking shows get to use recipes?
On some shows, contestants get to use their own personal, written recipes. Although it varies by show, Goldman said, some series — particularly those featuring baking — allow contestants to bring written recipes they can refer to during the competition. “For baking we let people use recipes,” he said.