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Bake-Off winner experiences islamophobic incident on train

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Fans have rallied to support Nadiya Hussain, winner of The Great British Bake Off 2015, after she revealed that she had been the victim of a racist incident on a train

GREAT BRITISH Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has spoken of the racial abuse she experienced after a passenger on a train refused to sit next to her.

The 31-year-old baker revealed the story on Twitter, stating: “A man refused to sit next to me on the train today ‘I ain’t sitting near a Muslim’ he said. His ignorance is his own ruin.”

Fellow Bake-Off star Rav Bansal, replied to Hussain’s tweet saying he recently had a similar experience. “You are a much better person then he will ever be,” Bansal said.

Hussain has previously spoken about racist abuse and how “it feels like that’s become a part of my life now”.

“I expect to be shoved or pushed or verbally abused, because it happens, it’s happened for years,” the mother-of-three told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs.

Hussain won the 2015 series of the hit BBC1 baking show and has gone on to become a columnist, author and television presenter.