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Bake Off champion Nadiya Hussain begs ethnic minority Brits to get the Covid jab

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BAKE Off star Nadiya Hussain has begged ethnic minority Brits to get the Covid vaccine.

The 36-year-old mum of three spoke to calm fears over getting the jab.

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She teamed up with Asma Khan, 51, from Netflix’s Chef’s Table, and MasterChef champ Dr Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed, 33, for the heartfelt plea.

More than 21million UK adults have had their first jab — and a million have had their second.

But black, Asian and minority ethnic Britons are significantly less likely to have come forward to get one, official figures have shown.

This is despite people from these groups being among those hardest hit.

The NHS and Department of Health have made a huge push to tackle fake news surrounding the jab.

Nadiya said: “By educating ourselves around this vaccination it allows us to encourage our family members, loved ones and communities to get the vaccine.”

Dr Mahmood-Ahmed, who won MasterChef in 2017, added: “As an NHS doctor, but also as a woman and mother from this community, I hope to use this platform to spread a positive message around vaccination.”

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