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Nadiya Hussain

Winner of the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya Hussain talks about what drives her to achieve and how baking is her therapy

I’ve always had a need to succeed in every aspect of my life. I worked three jobs before I had my children and when I was a stay-at-home mum, that was my job and I wanted to do it well. But I did lose confidence. I needed direction and taking part in Bake Off was doing something just for me.

In the first week ofBake Off, I spent too much time making myself nervous. Everyone else was so good. I kept thinking, how did they let me on the show? Then, by week two, I thought, ‘If you’ve made it past week one, you have to start to concentrate now’. So I focused and got in the zone.

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