10/12/2020 09:15 GMT

Nadiya Hussain Reveals The Reality Show She Regrets Turning Down

"I can’t help wondering what it would have been like," the Bake Off champion said.

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain nearly swapped the tent for the castle after being offered a place on this year’s I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The baking champ has revealed she turned down the chance to appear on the ITV reality series and now “regrets” the decision. 

Speaking to the Guardian, Nadiya said: “I got asked to do I’m a Celebrity this year, and a bit of me regrets not doing it. 

“It’s just so cold in Wales: if I’m going to have cockroaches in my pants I’d rather it be in the sun, thanks. Still, I can’t help wondering what it would have been like.”

Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya was likely invited to appear on I’m A Celebrity after she publicly said she would be keen to take part in the dreaded Bushtucker eating trials, which sees celebrity contestants chowing down on a range of culinary nasties. 

“That’s the bit I’d love to do,” she told HuffPost UK in 2018. “I’m scared to fly out of a plane and stuff, but my goodness give me a jug of blitzed up balls. No problem, I’ll have ’em!”

Despite seemingly being up for I’m A Celebrity, she’s not so keen on appearing on the show that made her a household name again. 

Nadiya recently admitted she wouldn’t want to take part in an all-stars series of Bake Off, revealing it is too “stressful”.