Nadiya: Anxiety And Me

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Project Details

  • Executive Producer: Tom Barry
  • Director: Rob Farquhar
  • Producer: Ekta Walia
  • Editor: Tom Dixon-Spain
  • Head of Production: Jane Bevan
  • Production Manager: Clara Thomas
  • ITV
  • May 2019

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Since Nadiya Hussain won Bake Off in 2015 she’s rarely been off our screens. But behind the scenes Nadiya suffers from extreme anxiety and debilitating panic attacks, which she’s had since childhood. For decades, she has kept her anxiety a secret, ashamed to speak out.

She’s never had a proper diagnosis, but thinks she has an anxiety disorder, and with around 5 million people suffering from the condition in the UK, Nadiya is not alone.
In this new one-off documentary for BBC One, Nadiya sets out to find out the cause of her anxiety, exploring the most effective, available treatments, whilst having therapy herself, in the hope of managing her anxiety.

She speaks bravely and honestly about what it’s like to live with anxiety and panic attacks; undergoing a course of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, each session is a step into the unknown. At times, it’s a difficult process, revealing buried memories and key moments from her past. These sessions are raw and honest, but Nadiya hopes her openness will inspire others to seek help rather than suffer in silence.

15th May at 9pm on BBC1