Nadiya Hussain's wedding day was the 'worst day' of her life

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 August 2016
Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain's wedding day was the "worst day" of her life because she cried the entire way through the ceremony

Nadiya Hussain's wedding day was the "worst day" of her life.

The 'Great British Bake Off' champion - who won the show's sixth series in 2015 - has admitted her arranged marriage to her spouse Abdal in Bangladesh was not the happiest day of her life it was meant to be, and she was left in tears for the entire day because she felt "uncomfortable".

Speaking about the marital ceremony in a new BBC documentary 'The Chronicles of Nadiya', the mother of three - who has children Musa, Dawud and Maryam with her spouse - said: "I have to say my wedding day was one of the worst days of my life.

"One of the unspoken rules is as a bride you have to behave submissively and look downcast.

"I was an emotional wreck and I cried through the whole thing. I didn't smile very much. You are literally on show and it's something I was always really uncomfortable with."

Although Nadiya has admitted marriage isn't "easy", especially after not knowing Abdal for very long, she is still "very happy" in her relationship.

Speaking previously about her love life, she said: "Marriage isn't easy, especially when you don't know each other very well. We got married six months after meeting.

"There were definitely times when I could have said, 'I'm done. I'm not enjoying this anymore.' But we've always been very happy. We're one of the lucky ones."

Despite being married for 11 years the couple have revealed they had not had a legal British wedding until Abdal proposed to Nadiya her live on 'Loose Women' in June.

Speaking previously, she said: "I've had my Islamic wedding that was the most important thing. But we've been putting it off for 11 years getting married and doing it properly."

Abdal then asked if she would do him the "honour of being [his] registered wife".

He said: "You know exactly when to throw in the funny one-liner. I just think you are amazing and honestly, believe it or not you inspire me to be the best version of me I can be.

"We've been married almost 11 years now and to make it as difficult as possible for you to leave me will you give me the honour of being my registered wife?"

The baking enthusiast then quipped that she would "think about it".

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