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Nadiya Hussain to judge Junior Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain is joining the junior version of the show as a judge.

Nadiya Hussain is "excited" to be a judge on Junior Bake Off.

The 31-year-old became a household name when she won The Great British Bake Off last year (15) and has enjoyed huge success since then.

Her latest role will see her judge offerings from young competitors on the junior version of the show, alongside chef and food writer Allegra McEvedy.

"This time last year I was in the Bake Off tent and now I get to go back and help encourage the next generation to get their bake on," Nadiya said of her new job. "I am so excited to have this opportunity."

Junior Bake Off, which airs on CBBC, sees 40 hopefuls aged between nine and 12 complete two bakes over 10 heats, including the much dreaded technical bake and the nerve-wracking showstopper challenge, before just four make it to the grand final.

Previous judges on the show have included Bake Off judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, as well as chefs James Martin and Graham Hornigold.

But Susanne Rock, the executive producer for Love Productions who produce Bake Off and the junior show, is excited to be welcoming Nadiya into the fold.

"As the winner of last year's Great British Bake Off, Nadiya proved herself to be one of the most talented, committed and hard-working bakers the tent has ever seen," she said.

Susanne added that Nadiya is "an inspiration to many of the young bakers" competing to be crowned champion of Junior Bake Off.

Since winning The Great British Bake Off, Nadiya has been awarded an array of exciting opportunities, including making a cake for the Queen's 90th birthday and releasing her first cook book. She will also be seen on the small screen once again as she presents The Chronicles of Nadiya, a television series that will follow her as she travels back to her home country of Bangladesh to trace her culinary roots.

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