It was one of the most emotional finals Great British Bake Off had ever seen, as Leeds’ Nadiya Jamir Hussain was crowned winner in the series finale last night.
Viewers on social media shared the 30-year-old mum-of-three’s joy after she clinched the title with a trio of puds - including a wedding cake as her final showstopper.
A tearful Nadiyam, who lives in Roundhay/Oakwood, spoke of feeling like “a giant” when her win was announced, adding she was now “a much stronger, confident person”.
She told the camera: “I’m never going to put boundaries on myself ever again. I’m never going to say ‘I can’t do it’. I’m never going to say ‘maybe’. I’m never going to say ‘I don’t think I can’. I can and I will.”
YEP readers were quick to comment on our Facebook page, with Lord Wot Wot writing: “Well done and well deserved!”
Aces dded: “Fantastic baker performed consistently well throughout, pulled some memorable faces and deserved to win. Well done Nadiya, wish you all the best for the future.
And her win took Twitter by storm, with many speaking of their pride of the local Leeds lass’ achievements.
Leeds Council News (@LeedsCC_News) wrote: “Huge congrats to Leeds-based baking queen Nadiya as @BegumNadiya cooks up the perfect win #GBBOFinal”
Tina Irving (@LittleEnidFan) posted: “@BegumNadiya Way to go Nadiya❤️ Leeds is so proud of you. You were our family’s fave from the start! #TeamNadiya #GBBOFinal”
Amy Rumbold (@rumboldamy) wrote: “So happy that Nadiya won bake off! Must admit I did cry for her... and good lass doing Leeds proud! #GBBO”
Lefty Red Cat (@LeftyRedCat) said: “Yeeeeees! @BegumNadiya #gbbowinner #leeds #yorkshire so proud of you!”
BuntiesGifts&Bunting (@BuntiesBunting) wrote: “Nadiya you did us proud, so pleased for you! #Leeds #TeamNadiya”
Caroline Stephenson (@madmaxthecat) posted: “@BegumNadiya well done Nadiya!Leeds was rooting for you. Never cried at a Bake off final before.”
Becky Atkins (@huggybecky_1975) added: “Well done to Nadiya in #gbbofinal #GBBO #GBBO2015 Fan-flipping-tastic bakes. Great to see a #Leeds lass winning.”
Earlier this week, Nadiya spoke to the YEP about how she “never imagined” she’d be in the final.