Junior Bake Off is keeping everyone entertained during lockdown with a slice of happiness when we need it most.
Starting with 16 contestants, we’re now down to the top 8, with four from each of the heats set to battle it out for a spot in the quarter finals.
And there has already been plenty of drama and excitement, with the junior edition – hosted by Harry Hill with judges Liam Charles and Ravneet Gill – bringing all the highs and lows fans expect from both versions.
So far, the kids taking part have tested their skills making cakes, biscuits, bread, desserts, and pastry to get through the heat.
The current series airs on Channel 4 weeknights at 5pm, with one of the remaining eight set to become the winner.
What exactly does that mean? Let’s take a look…
What is the prize for winning Junior Bake Off 2021?
Like the main Great British Bake Off, there isn’t a big cash prize for leaving the tent in a moment of glory
The winner takes home the special glass cake stand trophy and personal satisfaction, rather than their triumph coming with a cheque.
Of course, the exposure from appearing on the show can be an exciting prize in itself.
When you look at the adult show, the likes of Nadiya Hussain have gone onto forge lucrative careers after testing their skills.
Are the contestants paid?
With no cash prize up for grabs, the contestants also don’t really get a lot of dough to take part
For the main show, the contestants have to pay for their own ingredients during the audition process – but they do get an ‘allowance’ if they make it to the tent itself.
2017 Bake Off champion Sophie Faldo previously explained: ‘You’re essentially given expenses. You’re given an allowance for however many shows you do to source the ingredients.’
Junior Bake Off airs weekdays on Channel 4.
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