Nadiya’s relief as Great British Bake Off secret is finally revealed


The Great British Bake Off champion Nadiya Jamir Hussain has revealed her relief at finally being able to talk about her win.

She said: “I can’t even say it, because we’ve spent so long keeping it a secret. I feel like I’m doing something wrong.”

There were times when she was “teetering on the edge” of giving it away before the final, she said.

“There have been a couple of times when I’ve been like, ‘Oh God! It’s coming out! Pull yourself together!’.”

The Luton-born 30-year-old, who now lives in Leeds, said: “I haven’t slept for the last 24 hours. It’s been mad. It’s really hard to sleep when you’re on a high.

“I’m trying to soak it all in, enjoy every moment, and then take it as it comes.”

Speaking at a photocall and book signing for hundreds of fans at Waterstones in London’s Piccadilly, she said: “Now that people stop us and chat with us – it’s weird, it’s surreal, but it’s so much fun to know there are people out there supporting you.”