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Presenter and writer
Since winning the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain’s rapid rise to successful TV presenter, author, and national treasure has been accompanied by fearless honesty about her own mental health, as well as campaigning for inclusivity and opportunity. Her solo TV cookery shows and travelogues have included ‘Nadiya’s Family Favourites’, ‘Nadiya’s Asian Odyssey’, and ‘The Chronicles of Nadiya’, for which she was nominated for the RTS Breakthrough Award. She also co-presented ‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’ and ‘Junior Bake Off’. The documentary ‘Nadiya: Anxiety and Me’, looking at how she and others live with anxiety and panic disorder, was broadcast during this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Her cookery books and cookery/story books for children have been bestsellers, including the ‘Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story’ trilogy. Nadiya has also written two novels, ‘The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters’ and ‘The Fall and Rise of the Amir Sisters’, and she has featured in the BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women list. Her first children’s picture book, ‘My Monster and Me’, will be published in October 2019. Nadiya lives with her husband Abdal and their three children in Milton Keynes.