Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain now a millionaire thanks to books and TV career

Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain is now a millionaire thanks to her rise from cook to best-selling author and telly star.

Last week she confessed to using tinned spuds to save cash, but her earnings since taking the GBBO crown in 2015 are far from small potatoes, latest Companies House figures show.

The 34-year-old has penned 10 books and carved out a career for herself on other foodie TV shows.

She has also been raking in dough from personal appearances and demonstrations.

Nadiya, from Luton, Beds, set up her own firm – Nadiya J Hussain Ltd – after winning the Great British Bake Off to handle cash from her new enterprises.

Latest figures filed to Companies House show that she has more than £325,000 in cash – up from £183,000 in 2017.

She has also paid a total of £120,000 in Corporation Tax over a two-year period – meaning that with expenses and profit dividends deducted, she has earned well in excess of £1 million in the last two years alone.

She has appeared on The One Show, writes newspaper and magazine columns, and has also taken part in travel show The Chronicles of Nadiya.

Other TV work includes Nadiya’s British Food Adventure, Nadiya’s Family Favourites and Time to Eat which began on July 15 on BBC2.

But she raised eyebrows when she recently revealed her tinned potatoes money-saver.

Speaking during an appearance on Chris Evans’ Virgin Radio Breakfast Show, mum-of-three Nadiya said: “Seven or eight years ago there was a moment in my life where I really wanted to eat potatoes, I could live on potatoes.

“I had to choose between if I wanted to rack up the gas bill and boil potatoes.

"It was cheaper for me to just go out and get them.”

The star and chef recently opened up about her primary school bullying ordeal, which left her with PTSD.

The Bake Off Winner had her first panic attack at 11 when school bullies flushed her head down the toilet – and has suffered from them ever since.

Nadiya, 34, has endured a lifetime of debilitating anxiety but has received help as part of BBC documentary Nadiya: Anxiety & Me.

On TV show Loose Women , Nadiya watched a heartbreaking clip where she bravely opens up to a therapist.

"It's horrible to watch. I can't watch that," confessed Nadiya, who believed she was going to die when racist bullies attacked her.

Source: Read Full Article