Baker Nadiya in show return

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Nadiya Hussain has said she is “delighted” to be joining the new series of Junior Bake Off as a judge.

The Great British Bake Off 2015 champion, who won the contest during her time living in Leeds, will lend her knowledge to the CBBC programme as they judge 40 young bakers on their quest to be the best.

The contestants, aged nine to 12, will each face two challenges over a series of 10 heats, concocting delights such as biscuits, cakes and pastries in their bid to succeed.

The hopefuls will be tasked with the Technical Bake and the Showstopper challenges in the Bake Off tent, before being chosen for the grand final.

Hussain said: “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. I am so excited to have this opportunity.”