THE energy crisis is set to cost Brits over £5 to turn on their oven to cook a Sunday roast, according to predictions.

As reported by The Mirror, millions could be priced out of cooking such a meal, with the oven having to be on for around two hours.

In 2019, the price of keeping a 3kw oven on for two hours was just over £1. That will rise to £3.12 when the October price cap comes into play and by January it will be even worse at £5.16.

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There are also worries about how much it will cost to cook a Christmas dinner, with The Mirror reporting that it could cost £10 to cook a 5kg turkey.

TV chef Dave Myers, one part of The Hairy Bikers with Si King, lamented the situation. He said: “It seems terribly wrong. These prices shouldn’t happen – things are out of control.

“We’ve never really had to factor in the energy required to cook before we even think of the price of the dish.

“We’re a top 10 world economy, we shouldn’t be having these problems when we worry about heating our house in the winter."

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Currently, the price cap is already set to increase by 80% in October - pushing the average household’s yearly bill up from £1,971 to £3,549.

From there it is set to almost double, to around £5,600 in January and then rise even further, under the latest estimates.

Energy consultancy Auxilione forecast a £7,700 bill from April 2023 – with gas costing consumers 34.22p per kWh.

It may all be too much for some businesses, with restaurants and pubs saying they may be forced to close without Government help.

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