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GBBO's Nadiya Hussain 'cried all day' when she wed husband

CANDID: Nadiya with husband, Abdul

GREAT BRITISH Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain “cried all day” when she wed her husband Abdul at 19.

The Luton-born baker said her arranged marriage to Abdul, just six months after meeting him, was “one of the worst days” of her life.

“I have to say my wedding day was one of the worst days of my life,” the 31-year-old mother-of-three said in a candid two-part BBC documentary, The Chronicles of Nadiya.

“One of the unspoken rules is as a bride you have to behave submissively and look downcast,” she says. “I was an emotional wreck and I cried through the whole thing," Nadiya explained. "I didn’t smile very much.”

The new series sees the reigning Bake Off champion travel from her birthplace in Luton to her family's ancestral home in a village in rural Bangladesh - exploring local cuisine along the way.

Thankfully, the couple now enjoy a loving and supportive relationship as the couple have gone on to find love and enjoy a successful marriage.

Speaking to the Daily Mail's Sebastian Shakespeare in June, Nadiya said of the couple's union: 'Marriage isn't easy, especially when you don't know each other very well. We got married six months after meeting.

"There were definitely times when I could have said: "I'm done. I'm not enjoying this any more." But we've always been very happy. We're one of the lucky ones."

She also revealed earlier this year that she and Abdal were considering tying the knot in Britain, 11 years after they first wed.

She said: "We’re married Islamically but we’ve never done the proper vows here. So we’re talking about making it all 'official'. It’s a great excuse for a party."

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