The winner of the Great British Bake Off Nadiya Hussain has today been unveiled as the celebrity chef headlining the next Newport Show.
The mum of three will be making her first appearance in the county at the show on July 9.
Nadiya will give demonstrations and talk about her rise to baking fame. She is expected to be a popular draw with show-goers, many whom will have seen her emotional victory on the BBC1 programme in October.
The 107th Newport Show, one of Shropshire’s largest one-day events, will be held at the Chetwynd Deer Park and last year attracted a record 13,000 visitors.
Nadiya, who is now a weekly columnist for The Times magazine and is writing her first book, will headline in the show’s food-related attractions, which will also feature a host of gourmet local food, wine and beer suppliers.
The show offers a vast programme of family entertainment and livestock and horse competitions. There will also be a schools marquee, a focus on horticulture, a craft fair and other stalls.
Nadiya said: “I’m very excited to be coming to Newport Show and Shropshire for the first time. I’ll be demonstrating recipes from my book that will be published by then and I’m looking forward to meeting Bake Off fans.”
Show President Martin Hall said: “We are over the moon to have enticed Nadiya to Shropshire for the first time and to the Newport Show.
“Her victory in the Bake Off and her amazing creative flair and open personality captured the hearts of the 15 million viewers and we are very much looking forward to her visit to the show.”
To buy advance tickets go to www.newportshow.co.uk or call 0845 467 1889. Membership packages that offer additional privileges are also available.