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08/10/2015 05:52 BST | Updated 08/10/2015 11:59 BST

Tabloid Columnist Slammed For Claiming 'GBBO' Winner's Success Is 'Ideological Warfare'

A Sun columnist has come under intense criticism for claiming 'Great British Bake Off' winner Nadiya only claimed the top spot because of "political correctness" and bemoaned the "ideological warfare" her success posed to Britain.

Nadiya Hussain, a Muslim mother of Bangladeshi heritage, was slammed by journalist Ally Ross for the paper in an article published on Thursday.

Ross said BBC executives "no doubt did a multi-cultural jig of politically-correct joy" when judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry crowned her the cookery queen in a heated final aired last night.

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Despite admitting the 30-year-old mother of three "deserved to win", Ross came under fire from social media users for his remarks.

A Sun spokesperson told The Huffington Post UK: "Ally Ross is The Sun's TV columnist and his job is to express opinions on TV programmes that some will agree with and others will not.

"As David Cameron said yesterday: 'Britain and Twitter are not the same thing', which people would do well to remember."

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