By Ash Percival
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She added: “I have had an exhilarating and exciting few years and I have done weird, wonderful and scary things. Long may it continue.
“Thanks to all the people who have supported me and believed in me and just made it all just a little bit easier. For all the love. For believing in me. Thank you!”
Before winning the sixth series of Bake Off, Nadiya was a stay-at-home mother-of-three, but has since carved out a successful broadcasting and food-writing career, starring in her own travelling cookery show called The Chronicles Of Nadiya.
She later went on to front the series Nadiya’s British Food Adventure, Nadiya’s Family Favourites and Time To Eat.
The 35-year-old was also the co-presenter of The Big Family Cooking Showdown with Zoe Ball and has been a guest panellist on Loose Women.
Nadiya is one of several celebrities who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.
TV wine specialist Oz Clarke, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and Queen drummer Roger Taylor have been made OBEs.
Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale and Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight have received CBEs.
Kids TV presenter Floella Benjamin and Grease star Olivia Newton-John have both been made Dames, while film-makers Steve McQueen and Sam Mendes have been given knighthoods.
Sir Elton John, who was knighted for services to music and charitable services in 1998, received the highest accolade as he was awarded the Companion of Honour.