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Bake Off exit was my des­tiny... I could go to Granny’s funeral

- By Mark Jef­feries

THE first con­tes­tant out of Bake Off be­lieves it was fate she left the show – as it meant she was able to at­tend her grand­mother’s funeral.

Loriea Camp­bel­lClarey, 27, left the tent last night af­ter try­ing some quirkier cake flavours, in­clud­ing a chilli choco­late sponge.

But she in­sisted: “I was happy with what I baked and I wouldn’t have changed any­thing, ev­ery­thing hap­pens for a rea­son.

“A bit­ter­sweet mo­ment was that I wouldn’t have been able to go to my grand­mother’s funeral if I had still been in the tent.” Com­peti­tors, hosts and crew stayed in a bub­ble at Down Hall Ho­tel in Hat­field Heath, Es­sex, through­out film­ing. They were not al­lowed to leave while film­ing.

Loriea, a di­ag­nos­tic ra­dio­g­ra­pher from Durham, is now back at work, but ad­mit­ted: “I am still bak­ing de­pend­ing on my shifts.

“And if I have had a bad day, I get home and start bak­ing – it’s my kitchen ther­apy!”

And she re­vealed she is still in touch with her show ri­vals via a What­sApp group. She said: “I know they will keep up­dat­ing me. I will be watch­ing the series each week. Some of our shifts mean I will be watch­ing it on record.

“I am a half- full kind of per­son­al­ity, and I al­ways want to ap­proach new things just try­ing my best.

“As a life ex­pe­ri­ence I have learned that I can do any­thing that I set my mind to – I can be a bit stub­born some­times.

“But I think it’s OK to be in­di­vid­ual... and a bit unique.”

Loriea will join Jo Brand and Tom Allen on The Great Bri­tish Bake Off: An Ex­tra Slice on Fri­day on Chan­nel 4.

 ??  ?? Loriea’s cakes were too hot for the Bake Off judges
Loriea’s cakes were too hot for the Bake Off judges

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