Great British Bake Off champion celebrated for wearing ‘poppy hijab’

Nadiya Hussain
Nadiya Hussain

Great British Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain has supported Armistice Day by wearing a poppy-patterned scarf.

The British-Bangladeshi baker, who was born and raised in Luton, tweeted a photograph of herself wearing it this morning, with the message: “Here’s why #PoppyAppeal can bring us together.”

The headscarf has been named a ‘poppy hijab’, by a 25-year-old fashion student who designed it for Muslim women to wear.

Nadiya is one of the first high-profile British Muslim to wear the scarf, which was sold on the Royal British Legion website for the first time this year.

The mum-of-three, who has been living in Leeds, won the hearts of the nation when she took home the Bake Off trophy in October and is set to return closer to home after recently announcing she is moving to Milton Keynes.