TV chef Nadiya Hussain lands a spot on the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List

The Great British Bake Off star has been honoured for her services to broadcasting and to the culinary arts
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TV chef Nadiya Hussain lands a spot on the Queen’s 2020 New Year Honours List
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After transforming just about anyone with a stable internet connection into an intrepid baker, television chef Nadiya Hussain has been honoured for her work.

Nadiya Hussain, who rose to stardom after winning the 2015 Great British Bake Off, has been awarded Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to broadcasting and the culinary arts in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

The mother-of-three, who fronted The Chronicles of Nadiya, The Big Family Cooking Showdown and Nadiya’s Family Favourites, expressed her joy over the recognition on Instagram, stating: “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this would ever happen to me.”

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Even my car is crying tears of joy! Thank you for all the kind words and absolutely wonderful messages! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this would ever happen to me. I know my grandparents would be really proud, they wouldn’t understand what was going on, or what it means but they would be proud none the less. I just know it ! Little old rice farmers family in the middle of nowhere with a grand daughter with an MBE ! Who would have thought it?! I wish they were alive to enjoy this moment with us! I have had an exhilarating and exciting few years and I have done weird, wonderful and scary things. Long may it continue. Thanks to all the people who have supported me and believed in me and just made it all just a little bit easier. For all the love. For believing in me. Thank you ! #ThankYou #Grateful #FeelingProud

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“I have had an exhilarating and exciting few years and I have done weird, wonderful and scary things. Long may it continue. Thanks to all the people who have supported me and believed in me and just made it all just a little bit easier.”

Receiving her MBE isn't the first time Hussain has rubbed shoulders with royalty. In 2016, she was commissioned to bake the Queen’s cake for her 90th birthday celebrations.

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