Do you have what it takes to impress Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith?

Then now is the time to prove it as applications for the next series of the Great British Bake Off are now open.

Applicants are being welcomed for the ninth series of the hit show and the hunt is on to find Britain's best home baker.

People have until Sunday, January 7 to apply and can do so by going to

Alternatively, call 0207 067 4837 or email