Nadiya Hussain has stated that she no longer watches The Great British Bake Off because the experience has been ‘ruined’.
After winning the sixth season of the baking competition in 2015, Nadiya went on to host programmes such as The Chronicles of Nadiya and Nadiya’s British Food Adventure, as well as appearing on The One Show and Loose Women and producing multiple publications.
However, the 38-year-old has stated that she finds it difficult to watch the programme that made her famous.
She added that working in television has made the experience significantly less pleasurable than it was previously.
‘I stopped watching a few years ago because working in television destroys the viewing experience – I take it apart in ways I never did before,’ she explained.
Despite creating a tremendously successful career as a consequence of her triumph, Nadiya admitted that celebrity has resulted in her’missing some sections’ of her three children’s life.
‘I try not to regret, but I am human,’ she added when speaking to Radio Times.
‘When I started out, my daughter was five.
‘I have missed certain parts of my kids’ lives, but I’ve also been able to find myself and, as they grow, I realise everything I’ve done has been for a reason.’
Nadiya spoke about her ambitions to become a social worker in 2021 before entering and winning Bake Off.
In an interview with Woman & Home, she noted that, while she did not follow her early job aspirations, she did find methods to incorporate her passion of helping others into her TV work.
‘I know there’s a glamorous side to this job, but I do get to help. Being the minority representing people like myself is a big responsibility,’ she said.
She added that since winning the series, the biggest personal change she’d experienced had been a ‘growth in confidence’ and realising that she was good at her job and didn’t need to ‘constantly be in a state of gratitude’.
The next season of Great British Bake Off begins on Tuesday September 26 at 8pm on Channel 4.
Source My Celebrity Life.