Applications are now open for the new series of MasterChef Ireland on RTÉ Television – with a prize of €25,000 for the champion.

The makers of the show say: "Are you an amazing amateur cook with a passion for food? Do you dream of pursuing that passion and possibly changing your life? Have you got what it takes to impress in the MasterChef kitchen?"

"If so, we want to hear from you! Don't miss out, apply now for the chance to become the next MasterChef Ireland Champion and win a cash prize of €25,000!"

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Closing date for applications is 5:30pm on July 22 2013.