Seaford schoolboy in Junior Bake Off Competition

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A teenager from Seaford will be featuring on our TV screens tomorrow (Wednesday) when he puts his culinary skills to the test.

Harrison Thomsett was whittled down from thousands of applicants to be among just 40 youngsters chosen to take part in CBBC’s Junior Bake Off.

The 13-year-old, who is a pupil at Seaford Head School, will be shown on the programme tomorrow and viewers will then have to wait until later this month to see if he is crowned the winner.

Mum Charlotte Thomsett said her son’s cooking skills follow in the foootsteps of his late father who was a chef.

She added, “There was 10,000 applicants so to make the 40 is quite an achievement.

“He’s a good baker and I think he gets this from his dad who used to be a chef.

“He’s quite inventive and he’s in the Seaford Bake Off for his school.”

A preview of Harrison will appear on today’s programme, which is on at 4.30pm, before he appears tomorrow showing off his culinary skills.

The competitors have been tasked with completing food writer Mary Berry and chef James Martin’s Technical Bakes and Showstopper Challenges.