Ayrshire residents are being encouraged to apply to take part in the upcoming series of the BBC One show Ready Steady Cook.

The programme which is fronted by Rylan Clark-Neal are on the lookout for fun, dynamic competing pairs be they friends, relatives, or work colleagues to cook against each other in the light-hearted competition.

Applications are now open for contestants aged 18 and above with the new series set to be filmed in Glasgow in January 2021.

In each episode of the popular show two contestants are each paired up with a chef, going head to head in the kitchen.

The chefs face two different taste tests, and the clock is always ticking.

In the first challenge, each contestant comes armed with their bag of ingredients, all bought within a limited budget.

They have just 20 minutes to create delicious, surprising, and inspiring dishes with plenty of surprises in store to put the chefs under pressure.

The second challenge is even faster, as each pair has just 10 minutes to create yet more amazing dishes, this time based on ingredients chosen at random.

To apply visit www.readysteadycook.com.