Great British Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain has embarked on a new presenting role as she stars in Big Family Cooking Showdown.

The young mother of three, from Leeds, whose witty one-liners and captivating smile, has made a significant impact towards overturning more prejudiced perceptions of women who wear the hijab.

She is co-hosting with Zoe Ball on BBC Two in a show which sees 16 families from across the UK battle it out in the kitchen.

The competitors are judged by TV cook Rosemary Shrager and Michelin star chef Giorgio Locatelli.

In the show, two families, each represented by three members, will face off in the kitchen over three rounds in the hunt to find Britain’s best family of cooks.

Having won Bake Off in 2015 Nadiya has said they progamme is as much as about the dynamics of a family as it is about food.

She said: “It’s not one person cooking, so it falls on everybody to have a role in the group and that’s really interesting to watch because it’s no different to most family homes when you’re all in the kitchen together.

“These are family members: you can see sometimes there is tension and sometimes they work really well together – but when you cook together you cook very differently.”

The Big Family Cooking Showdown starts at 8pm on 15th August on BBC Two.