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GBBO winner Candice Brown rushed to hospital following ‘massive’ asthma attack

Great British Bake Off champion Candice Brown has been rushed to hospital after suffering a "massive" asthma attack.

The 36-year-old TV personality, who won the baking competition back in 2016, has been checked over by professionals after the "prolonged" episode.

She logged into her Instagram account on Saturday to give her followers an update and explained that it was brought on as body started "fighting a cold and cough".

Candice said: "My body clearly started fighting a cold and cough in a weird, s**t way and gave me a massive, prolonged asthma attack.

"I've been pumped full of steroids. I have new inhalers. I feel like I've been dug up, look like I've been dug up and sound like Bane, but I'm alright.

"Anxiety and phobia hasn't helped. Also I can breathe, which at about 6am this morning I couldn't speak two words."

Candice shared a snap wearing an oxygen mask and later posted another photograph with her head in her hands.

The hospital dash comes less than 24 hours after she appeared on Loose Women to open up about her mental health.

She explained to the panel: "It's been a hell of a year… my mental health has been something I've battled with for maybe seven years now – before Bake Off, during, after and most recently quite bad.

"Frankie [Bridge] was the first person I spoke to quite openly and in public about it.

"I got diagnosed with ADHD in January last year which kind of explains to me and gives me that it's not just me being completely disorganised, late – there's a reason for it.

She added: "It's funny, I was a teacher and I looked after the special needs department, I was working with students that had ADHA, stereotypically it's young boys, hyperactive on the go all the time.

"I was in the middle, I wasn't massively over achieving, I got on well with the teachers, but I always picked subjects I didn't have to sit down in like PE, Drama, Food.'

Candice continued: "I spent so many years being ashamed of it and the mental health I have and the trauma that led to depression and PTSD and it took me a long time to learn that it wasn't my fault.

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'It's been incredible, people are like wow we never expected that, you seem so confident. That was the reason for the make-up and the dresses, that was my kind of shield.

'It's really important to not be ashamed and go it's okay not to be okay and ask for help – and still function as well."

Candice split from his husband Liam Macaulay last year and less than two years of marriage.

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