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Nadiya Hussain


She came, she saw, she baked and she conquered! Never again will she say she can't. Nadiya can and she will.

Nadiya's captivating smile, interesting expressions and of course her delicious bakes and desserts made her the hot favourite of this year's Great British Bake Off.

She may well have been the smallest baker in the GBBO tent in 2015 but what Nadiya lacked in height, she made up for with her amazing creations, her enthusiasm, wit and warmth. The nation has certainly taken Nadiya to their hearts and she even made the wonderful Mary Berry cry with emotion at her win.

2016 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for Nadiya. Her first cookbook, Nadiya's Kitchen will be published in June 2016, with her children's book, Bake Me A Story slated for publication in September 2016. Added to her books, Nadiya is a columnist for The Times and Essentials.

On the TV front, Nadiya has already appeared on numerous shows and is now a regular reporter for The One Show on BBC 1. Watch this space for more TV with Nadiya to come very soon!

Having been baking for 10 years, Nadiya's family is originally from Bangladesh, where desserts aren't a feature of mealtimes at all, but encouraged by a school home economics teacher, Nadiya has honed her skills as a baker and produces fabulous bakes and desserts every day. However, it's not just bakes that make her family and friend's mouth water, it's her amazing cooking in general!

Born in Luton, she lives with her husband, Abdal and is mum to three gorgeous children.