Who is Nadiya Hussain, which year did she win Great British Bake Off and who is her husband?

NADIYA Hussain baked her way to stardom with her exquisite designs and was crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off back in 2015.

And since her victory she has fronted a range of TV programmes including her upcoming BBC2 series Time To Eat this summer. Here's what we know about the star…

Who is Nadiya Hussain, how old is she and what's her background?

Nadiya Hussain was born on Christmas Day to a British Bangladeshi family in Luton.

The 34-year-old is one of six children, with three sisters and two brothers, and her father was a chef who owned an Indian restaurant.

Her mother had no interest in food, however, and used the family oven for storage.

Nevertheless, Nadiya developed an interest in cooking during her school years.

She then taught herself how to cook like a pro by reading piles of recipe books and watching instructional videos on YouTube.

She has an obsession with fish fingers, claiming to have once eaten 18 in a row and this led to one of her most creative dishes – fish finger lasagne.

She later married and moved to Leeds, where she began studying for an Open University degree.

Who is her husband?

Her husband is Abdal Hussain, a technical manager at Computer Sciences based in Leeds.

They married in 2004 when she was 19-years-old.

Abdal has always been a great support for her.

And fans swooned over him throughout the competition in which he was deemed a "hunk" by "Bake-Off" viewers.

When did Nadiya Hussain win Great British Bake Off?

In 2015 Nadiya was crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off.

She was the sixth champion to have won the hit show.

During the final, she baked 16 iced buns, a raspberry-flavoured mille-feuille, and a multi-layered cake called "My Big Fat British Wedding Cake".

During her acceptance speech, she said: "I'm never gonna put boundaries on myself ever again. I'm never gonna say I can't do it.

"I'm never gonna say 'maybe'. I'm never gonna say, 'I don't think I can.' I can and I will."

What TV shows has Nadiya Hussain been on since winning Bake Off?

Nadiya regularly appears on The One Show on BBC One as well as Loose Women.

She had her own cookery show, The Chronicles of Nadiya.

And then went on to front another series called Nadiya's British Food Adventure, in conjunction with her new book of the same name.

The show followed her on a road trip around Britain to discover traditional and more quirky British dishes before recreating them back in her kitchen.

Nadiya has also written a children's book of stories and recipes, Bake Me A Story, and she is also writing three contemporary women’s fiction novels for Harlequin.

She also hosted the Big Family Cooking Showdown on the BBC with Zoe Ball.

From July 2018 she hosted Nadiya's Family Favourites on BBC Two – a show with recipes for family and friends.

And in 2019 she is due to appear in a six-part series on BBC2 called Time To Eat.

The show – which is due to come out in Summer –  will explore delicious quick to make meals on a budget.

Nadiya appeared on the Big Family Cooking Showdown


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