30 May, 2016
Nadiya Hussain says she has been shoved and had things thrown at her as part of Islamophobic abuse, which she claims gets worse after every terrorist attack committed by Muslim extremists. Hussain became a household name after 13 million viewers tuned in to watch her be crowned the country’s most popular baker on the 2015 series of The Great British Bake Off. She has since gone on to write newspaper columns, sign cookbook deals, appear on an array of TV shows including being a Loose Women guest panelist and bake the cake for the Queen’s 90th birthday. Although wildly popular, Hussain was still subject to online abuse over her religion and the fact she wears a hijab. In January, she revealed she had a police presence at her home due to the abuse.