KEEN bakers from across the area are being encouraged to apply to be in the new series of a popular TV baking show.

It comes after The Great British Bake Off announced they are casting for their 15th series.

Those interested in applying should have a love and passion for baking, and have a broader baking repertoire than just cakes.

Applications for the show will be open until 1pm on January 2, 2024.

However, to apply, you must of over 16 years old and a UK resident.

A spokesperson for Bake Off said: "We knead you!

"We're looking for Britain's best home bakers to enter the tent!

"Are you ready to make your dreams crumb true?

"Do you love baking until the batter end?

"Could you be a baker in the class of 2024?

"Applications for the next series of The Great British Bake Off are now open."

To apply, click HERE.