TWO county bakers have been given the opportunity to show off their skills on Channel 4’s junior version of The Great British Bake Off.

Junior Bake Off sees youngsters aged between nine and 15 enter the famous tent to show off their baking skills.

Junior Bake Off starts with 16 contestants competing in two separate week-long heats.

Each heat will feature eight bakers who will face Technical Bakes and Showstopper challenges.

Only the best will get through to the third and final week, having put their cake, biscuit, bread and pastry-making skills to the test.

In the first heat are Worcestershire wonders, Charlie and Erin.

Ten-year-old Charlie lives in Worcester. He has a younger sister and two pet dogs, Lily and Olive. He learned to bake with his mum and grandma Pat. He loves using his grandma’s recipes and has won the local Autumn Show’s flapjack competition twice with her family recipe.

Charlie is also a striker for his local football team and loves cars, coding and technology. Full of energy, Charlie is always on the go.

His logical brain helps him to conquer more challenging recipes and he likes to take on technical bakes such as plaited loaves, Battenberg cakes, Swiss rolls and anything with caramel in it.

Thirteen-year-old Erin, whose address given only as Worcestershire, is one of three triplet sisters. She has a passion for animals and sees herself becoming a zoologist when she’s older. She also loves trampolining, ballet and aerial dance with hoops and silks.

As a triplet, Erin got into baking when her mum had to entertain her three children without the chaos of leaving the house. From 18 months old, she was making a mess with the eggs and flour, and she was captivated by the magic of seeing her mum make a cake. Erin is now confident with all areas of baking, including puff pastry.

The series began airing Monday to Fridays on Channel 4 at 5pm from January 11. Comedian Harry Hill hosts with Ravneet Gill and Liam Charles as judges.