Who is Nadia Sawalha's husband, did she have a secret feud with Kaye Adams and when was she in EastEnders?

What else do we know about the star whose sister is Absolutely Fabulous actress Julia Sawalha? Let's find out…

Nadia Sawalha, 54, was born in Wandsworth, London, on November 18 1964.

She is best known for playing Annie Palmer in EastEnders from 1997 to 1999.

In 2007, Nadia won Celebrity MasterChef and has since presented a string of shows about cooking, including Saturday Cookbook on ITV Breakfast with chef Mark Sargeant and the short-lived reality programme Instant Restaurant for BBC Two.

Nadia also appeared on Dancing on Ice in 2011 and Celebrity Big Brother in 2015 and was a regular panellist on Loose Women from 1999 to 2002. She returned to the show in October 2013.

Who's Nadia Sawalha's husband Mark Adderley and sister Julia Sawalha?

Nadia married TV producer Mark Adderley in June 2002. The pair raised two daughters together – Maddy and Kiki-Bee.

She home-schools both her daughters and does not follow the national curriculum with them.

Nadia's younger sister is the actress Julia Sawalha, who famously played Saffron Monsoon in the smash hit, iconic, TV series – and movie – Absolutely Fabulous.

Julia, 49, also played Lynda Day, editor of the Junior Gazette, in Press Gang and Lydia Bennet in the 1995 television miniseries of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Did Nadia Sawalha have a feud with Kaye Adams?

Nadia Sawalha is best friends with her fellow Loose Women panellist Kaye Adams and even used to share a flat with her.

But she went through a period when she decided to cut Kaye out of her life.

Talking on the show Kaye said: "It's mad to (talk about it) because we've never actually discussed it.

"I think we tacitly agreed to put it to one side. I was really hurt, it was really difficult, but it's like I was saying about friendships: you have to be able to stand back.

"She'd just met (partner) Mark and had (daughter) Maddy… she was totally absorbed in her world. There wasn't room for me at that time, and you have to accept that."

Nadia also opened up about the "feud" in 2016 saying "It's so bad, but it was all about me. I started to get insecure about whether I was enough as a friend."

But the pair have since been back on track, writing a cookbook together and starring in shows such as Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip.

What books has Nadia Sawalha written?

Nadia has released several cookbooks, including:

  • Stuffed Vine Leaves Saved My Life (1998)
  • Greedy Girl's Diet (2013)
  • Fabulous Family Food: Easy, Delicious Recipes You'll Cook Again and Again (2014)
  • Greedy Girl's Diet Second Helpings! (2014)
  • Nadia Sawalha's Little Black Dress Diet (2016)

Is Nadia Sawalha on social media?

She is! Nadia can be found on all of the major platforms – and she even has her own YouTube channel, where she makes videos with her pal Kaye Adams.


Facebook: FB.com/nadiaandkaye

Instagram: @nadiaandkaye

You Tube: Nadia & Kaye

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