Bake-Off winner experiences islamophobic incident on train


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.