Talking about her condition on her website Nadiya says: “For over 20 years I suffered with panic disorder and he was the one who saw the worst of it, the lowest of the low. He was the one who propped me up every time I willed myself to fail.
“So I entered Bake Off because he was right. I had lost myself in the madness that is life. I was everything, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother but I still was nowhere near finding me.”
Appearing on bake off was a huge moment for Nadiya – and her anxiety- where she achieved multiple “firsts” in a short period of time.
Explaining this Nadiya continues: “Packed and ready to film my first episode it became a day of many firsts for me. First time in a taxi alone, first time on a train alone, first time on the underground alone, first time without my husband to help, first time without my kids.