Nadiya Hussain details time she baked a cake for the Queen
Former Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has detailed what she regrets after finding fame on the Channel 4 show.
With the show originally homed on the BBC, Nadiya captured the hearts of the nation for her incredible bakes and has remained in the limelight since winning the popular series.
Now a television chef, the mum-of-three has written eight cookbooks, a memoir, and children’s books and is set to host her own show this November.
Despite having a successful career since finding fame on the show, Nadiya confessed there are some regrets she has regarding her family life.
When asked if there was anything she wishes she had done differently after the show, she said: “I try not to regret, but I am human. When I started out, my daughter was five. I have missed certain parts of my kids’ lives.
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“I’ve also been able to find myself and, as they grow, I realise everything I’ve done has been for a reason.”
One of her first presenting gigs after winning the show was BBC’s two-part special The Chronicles of Nadiya.
Viewers got to see the baker travel back to her roots in Bangladesh where she got to learn more about the country, its people and its food.
Speaking about the show, she told Radio Times: “When I came out of Bake Off, I didn’t know I could present.
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“But, when I did my first travelogue in Bangladesh, which was a total stab in the dark, I realised, ‘I can actually do this, I’m not scared of the camera.'”
Nadiya confessed it’s been a learning process for her over the last decade, however, it looks as though the baker has no plans of slowing down.
It’s nearly time to see who will join Nadiya in a long list of Bake Off winners as the new series kicks off on September 26.
With a fresh batch of bakers returning to the tent, they’ll be joined by This Morning’s Alison Hammond after Matt Lucas decided to step down from the show.
Alison will present the show alongside Noel Fielding who has been part of the Bake Off family since 2017.
Speaking about joining the show, Alison said: “Finally I can talk about it! I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the Great British Bake Off and can’t wait to meet this year’s bakers.
“It’s a huge honour to be back in the tent and I can’t wait to get started.”
The Great British Bake Off airs on Tuesday on Channel 4 at 8pm.
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