The Great British Bake Off has begun its search for new contestants as the show prepares to move to Channel 4.
A spokesman for Love Productions said: "We can confirm that we are beginning preparations for the production of The Great British Bake Off Series eight,"
"The precursor to every series is to find the next batch of wonderful bakers."
Paul Hollywood is the only celebrity participant who has agreed to follow the show from the BBC to its new home as fellow judge Mary Berry and hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins left the show after the BBC lost the rights to broadcast it.
Amateur bakers who are "crazy about croissants" and "passionate about pies" have been invited to apply through Love Productions' website.
Applications close Sunday 22nd January 2017