Following the translation of Come Dine With Me from the UK market to the Irish market, TV3 are dipping into the UK food pile once more and are now taking applications for The Great Irish Bake Off, the Irish adaptation of BBC2′s food wonder that is The Great British Bake Off. The hunt is now on for eight amateur Irish bakers to go head to head, or perhaps spoon to spoon, to find the country’s top amateur baker.
This is the application stage, with a shortlist drawn up from applications submitted to arrange face-to-face auditions. If you think you’ve got what it takes, you’ve got to be resident in Ireland, aged 16 or over on 1st September of this year and you haven’t have ever worked full time as a baker, cook or chef or have any professional catering qualifications unless acquired before 2002. The series is expected to be filmed in Ireland between November 2012 and April 2013 with Anna Nolan (remember her from Big Brother years ago) and Biddy White Lennon hosting (pictured above).
All forms have to be signed and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to The Great Irish Bake Off, Sideline Productions, 9 Appian Way, Ranelagh, Dublin 6 by Monday 15 October 2012.