A former head girl at a school in Upminster has made her first appearance in the new series of The Great British Bake-Off.

Dana Conway, 25, who attended Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School, appeared in the new series of the Channel 4 contest yesterday (September 26) where she progressed to the next round.

North London deli and grocery manager Amos was named the first to leave the white tent.

Her former school wished her luck before her first appearance.

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Dana previously said she was shocked to get the phone call saying she had finally made it onto the show.

She is now one of 11 remaining contestants hosted in the Bake Off tent, pitched in Berkshire's Welford Park.

Comedian Alison Hammond and Noel Fielding are the joint presenters, and bakers will undergo 29 challenges set by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Episode two airs on Tuesday (October 3) and a theme has yet to be announced.