A former head girl at an Upminster school has said farewell to The Great British Bake Off.

Dana Conway, 25, who attended Upminster's Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School, made her exit from the latest series of the Channel 4 contest yesterday (October 31).

She became the sixth baker to leave the tent, as announced by presenters Noel Fielding and Alison Hammond.

The first episode of this Bake Off series aired on September 26.

Dana, a database administrator from Essex, said: "I knew it was me that was going to go home, I could sense it so I hyped myself up for it.

"Bake Off came at just the right moment in my life, and I will never forget the experience."

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In Dana's sixth and final episode, contestants had to cook nature-themed bakes, a round won by star baker Josh.

Challenges included a spice filled signature bake, a herby technical one and a floral dessert "showstopper."

Dana, who had been congratulated by her school for her first appearance, said she was "terrified" in week one.

"[My] worst moment in the tent was coming last in week one for the technical challenge," she said. "No one wants to come last and I was certain I was going to be the first one to go home, so I was terrified."

She took the opportunity to thank behind the scenes staff, including washing up staff.

"I will really miss the wonderful washer uppers who never complained and were always around to help," she added.

Dana will join comedians Jo Brand and Tom Allen on The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice tomorrow (November 2) at 8pm on Channel 4.

Dana also took the opportunity to thank her supporters.

"What has been truly wonderful are the many gorgeous comments on social media praising me for positive thinking and an inspirational mindset.

"Bake Off has given me a lot of confidence that I had lost over the years and for that I am truly grateful," she added.