Nadiya Hussain says sexual assault by relative ‘played a part in my PTSD’ By Press Association October 6 2019, 5.17am Share Nadiya Hussain says sexual assault by relative ‘played a part in my PTSD’ Share via Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Messenger Linkedin Email Post link https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/entertainment/tv-film/1859435/nadiya-hussain-says-sexual-assault-by-relative-played-a-part-in-my-ptsd/ Copy Link Nadiya Hussain (Ian West/PA) Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off crown, has spoken of the trauma of being sexually assaulted by a relative in her childhood. Hussain has previously said she suffered panic attacks “every few days” during filming for the 2015 series in which her Big Fat British Wedding Cake saw her take the title. Ahead of the publication of her memoir, the 34-year-old told the Mail on Sunday of how an incident in Bangladesh when she was five has left its mark on her life. Behind the scenes at @YOUMagSocial cover shoot (out tomorrow) for Finding My Voice. It was my first interview about the book I’ve written about the many roles we play as women, and what I’ve learned, and there’s a short extract for you to read. Hope you like it! pic.twitter.com/eAV5tRYNOh— Nadiya Jamir Hussain (@BegumNadiya) October 5, 2019 She told the paper: “No doubt that would have played a role in my PTSD, my panic disorder. It must have done, because it’s a memory that has stayed with me forever.” Hussain also told the paper about incidents of bullying at school, where she would have her head stuck down a toilet for being “too dark”. She added the first time she heard the term suicide, she considered it to be like a “bus ticket” away from unhappiness. “It was, like, ‘What? I can buy this ticket and I can just go and I’d never get bullied again?’,” she said. Since GBBO, Hussain was named as one of the most influential 500 people in the UK by Debrett’s and has written a cookbook for children.