Nadiya Hussain shot to fame in 2015 when she was crowned champion of the sixth series of the Great British Bake Off.
She has since gone on to star in a number of other TV shows, including Nadia’s most recent venture BBC2’s the Big Family Cooking Showdown.
However, after just one series Nadiya has decided to leave the show and focus on her own TV show instead.
‘I really enjoyed presenting, but I’m now focusing on getting back to my own love of cooking for my new series, and looking forward to other exciting projects,’ Nadiya confessed in an interview with The Mirror. She added: ‘I wish the team the very best.’
Nadiya hosted the show alongside Zoe Ball and judges Rosemary Shrager and Giorgio Locatelli – but she’s not be the only one leaving the show.
As it’s been confirmed Zoe is also not returning to the cookery show, and we’re not surprised since she’s landed her own ITV talk show Zoe Ball on Saturday and Zoe Ball on Sunday. On top of this she confirmed she will be returning to Strictly Come Dancing’s spin off show It Takes Two, as well as hosting her Radio 2 show.
And even the judges Rosemary and Giorgio have left their roles, with Angelica Bell and chef Tommy Banks set to host and judge the new series.
It’s also set to air at the earlier time of 7pm.
‘The new timeslot and changes to the format means we will be welcoming a new team, Angelica and Tommy, to take the helm. I’d like to thank Zoe, Nadiya, Giorgio and Rosemary for their great work on series one,’ said BBC2 controller Patrick Holland.
But, despite Nadiya leaving this cooking show behind, thankfully she’ll be returning to our screens with her own series, Nadiya’s Family Favourites.
We cannot wait to have Nadiya back on our screens!