Nadiya Hussain: My kids had to lie about Bake Off win

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 October 2015
Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain

'Great British Bake Off' champion Nadiya Hussain had to make her children "compulsive liars" in order to keep her win secret until the series aired on BBC One

Nadiya Hussain trained her kids to be "compulsive liars" in order to keep her 'Great British Bake Off' win secret.

The 30-year-old cook from Leeds and her husband Abdal had to tell their three young children, all aged under 10, not to spill the beans on their mother's victory on the BBC One TV show until it aired and she's worried that they will continue to be economical with the truth.

In an interview on 'This Morning', she quipped: "I have created some compulsive liars! Now I'm having to train them and say, 'We don't lie any more.' So we're kind of working on that one now."

Nadiya had to take even more drastic measures to keep her 'GBBO' success under wraps.

She explained: "We were in the process of selling our house as well, so we had people coming in and out of the house, so what we did, we wrapped the trophy in newspapers and did the Russian Doll thing with suitcases! So it was inside five suitcases under my bed so that nobody saw it!"

During her appearance on the ITV daytime show on Tuesday (13.10.15), Nadiya was reunited with her old school teacher Jean Marshall who she had cited as being the main person to inspire her desert cooking.

Turning to Jean to give her a hug, Nadiya - whose parents are Bangladeshi - gushed: "This is bizarre, but this is fantastic ... it was you that planted that seed and said, 'You know what, you're actually really good at this.' And the only time I baked was with Mrs. Marshall at school, I never did it at home ... We never baked in our family, dessert isn't something that we ever had, and not something that's common in our culture so we never had desserts. It was only when I did food studies for GCSEs that I started baking ... and the whole process, I just got hooked. And during lunch breaks, rather than having my lunch in the lunch hall, I used to go in and watch her prepare for her class."

Post a comment