Great British Bake Off contestant Tasha has described appearing on the show as 'Stockholm syndrome'.

It comes after the participation officer from Bristol was forced to miss out on Chocolate Week after being ill and suffering from the heat.

Already winning two Star Baker titles so far in Bake Off, Tasha has been a tough competitor for her fellow bakers.

But now after missing one way and losing out on the chance of having another winning title, Tasha shared it felt like she had 'Stockholm syndrome' when away from the tent.

Great British Bake Off Tasha suffered 'Stockholm syndrome'

Host Noel Fielding asked Tasha what it was like missing out during Chocolate Week as Tasha shared that she had "FOMO" (fear of missing out).

She added that she felt like Bake Off had made her feel like she was suffering from "Stockholm syndrome".

According to Britannica, Stockholm syndrome is described as a "psychological response wherein a captive begins to identify closely with his or her captors, as well as with their agenda and demands."

After Tasha was taking ill at Chocolate Week, the Bake Off team shared a statement on her behalf, sharing: "Health first. Always. We can confirm that Tasha has had to withdraw from Chocolate Week on Bake Off for medical reasons and will return in next week’s show. We can’t wait to see her back in the Tent and feeling much better."

Tasha made headlines when first announced as a Bake Off contestant after becoming the first ever deaf baker to feature on the Channel 4 show.

The Great British Bake Off airs on Channel 4 and All 4.