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Nadiya: I had panic attacks during Bake Off

Nadiya Hussain has told BBC Radio 5 Live that she was having panic attacks when she appeared on The Great British Bake Off.

Speaking to Nihal Arthanayake she said: "As many panic attacks I was having on 'Bake Off' I was having at home."

Nadiya said no one on The Great British Bake Off knew about the panic attacks.

A new BBC One show, Nadiya: Anxiety and Me, explores how she has kept her anxiety a secret.

If you've been affected by issues in this interview, there are a range of organisations and websites that can offer advice and support. You can find them listed on the BBC's Actionline website at

This clip is from Nihal Arthanayake on Thursday 15 May 2019.

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