Nadiya Hussain won't be joining Bake Off on Channel 4


Nadiya Hussain has ruled out a move to The Great British Bake Off on Channel 4 after signing a deal to work for the BBC.

The 31-year-old said that she would continue to work on The One Show and other "programme ideas" for the broadcaster.

"Since winning The Great British Bake Off I've been lucky to have had some amazing opportunities with the BBC," she said.

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"I believe that making it my home gives me the scope to work across such a unique range of diverse and interesting projects.

"I'm delighted to announce that I will continue making films for The One Show, as well as developing other exciting programme ideas. I never thought this would happen, but it is and I have to admit, I'm going to embrace it."

Nadiya, whose BBC show The Chronicles Of Nadiya was a hit for the BBC, had been tipped as a possible presenter or judge after Mary Berry, 81, and hosts Mel Giedroyc, 48, and Sue Perkins, 47, decided to stay at the BBC.

Paul Hollywood decided to move to Channel 4, saying that he could not turn his back on the tent.

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Nadiya, who won the show in an emotional final in 2015, recently appeared to embrace the show's move to Channel 4, saying: "Change happens, change comes and wherever it goes, whatever it does, I just want it to do well because it's something I've spent the last six years watching."

But director of BBC content Charlotte Moore said: "Nadiya is an exciting new talent and it's been great watching her thrive creatively since she won Bake Off last year.

"She has a refreshingly authentic voice, great warmth and charisma and a natural ability to connect with audiences. I'm really looking forward to exploring new territories and perspectives with her."