Bake Off fame can create awkward moments, says Nadiya Hussain


The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has said her fame since being on the programme has come back to haunt her at the most awkward of moments.

Hussain, who won last year's series of the BBC competition - which was judged by Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry until it came to the end of its run at the broadcaster this year - told The Graham Norton Show about an embarrassingly intimate moment when she was recognised.

She said: "There was a weird gap between winning and everyone knowing, but now I am recognised wherever I go.

"It's not a bad thing and generally people are so nice, but sometimes there are some not such nice moments - I recently went for my smear test and I was thinking, 'I want to get this over with so please, please don't recognise me'.

"At the speculum moment, the nurse said, 'So is Paul Hollywood that good looking?'. I was mortified."

The baker was tasked with making a 90th birthday cake for the Queen earlier this year and said her family were incredibly proud.

She said: "My dad now introduces me as 'the daughter that made the birthday cake for the Queen'. I don't have a name any more. He's very proud."

:: The Graham Norton Show airs on BBC1 on Friday at 10.35pm.