Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain reduced to tears by 'mean' tweet


A "mean" comment on Twitter reduced The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain to tears.

The 31-year-old received a barrage of anti-Islamic abuse on Twitter and had to have a police presence at her home after winning the BBC programme last year.

Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain with the show's judges
Nadiya Hussain won Bake Off in 2015 (Matt Crossick/PA)

In an interview with the Sunday Express's S Magazine, Nadiya said that the last time she cried was when she "read a mean tweet".

She added that if she could pass a law she "would give all Twitter trolls ASBOs".

Queen Elizabeth II with Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off who baked a cake for her, during a walkabout close to Windsor Castle in Berkshire as she celebrates her 90th birthday.
Nadiya ended up baking a cake for the Queen (John Stillwell/PA)

Nadiya, who baked the Queen's 90th birthday cake, said the most poignant moment of her life was winning The Great Bake Off last year.

But she added that she would apologise to her "brothers and sisters for being a monster", continuing: "They've had to deal with a really big change since I won Bake Off.

"I used to ring them every day. They've found it hard but they've been the most understanding."