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'Bake Off' star hits back at racists telling her to leave UK

SPEAKING OUT: Nadiya Hussain

FORMER GREAT British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has hit back at Twitter trolls who've sent her racial abusive messages on the social networking site.

Hussain, 32, said she ‘hates herself’ for breathing the same air as those who target her for “merely existing”.

The baker, said on Twitter: “I get abused for merely existing. Too brown to be English. Too Muslim to be British. Too Bengali to eat fish fingers!

“There is no end! I exist, we all do! Some days I hate myself for simply breathing the same air, that I am often told, I am not entitled to.

“Tear away your flesh, you are skeleton underneath like me, like everybody! So let’s just breathe our air, let’s exist because what else are we supposed to do?”

Nadiya was then told to leave the UK and to “stop complaining,” to which she replied: “Why would I move? I’m fed up of being told to move, leave the country or go back to where I came from!

“Come up with something more original.”

Fans of the beloved star came to her defence with TV chef Nigella Lawson tweeting: “And you are loved and needed here.”

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