Nazeem Hussain was brought to tears discussing his faith on I'm a Celebrity.

Comedian Nazeem Hussain was brought to tears on Monday’s episode of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here while discussing the impact the Lindt cafe siege had on him and his family.

Asked to speak about his faith by Steve Price during his ‘Jungle Radio’ task, the Legally Brown star recalled his sister’s fears during the December 2014 hostage crisis and how they were alleviated by supportive strangers.

“One of the things that really made me feel positive about Australia going forward … remember that thing at the Lindt cafe?” Hussain said, referring to the siege in Sydney that ended in the death of gunman Man Haron Monis and two victims.

“So, that was horrific. It was very frightening for a lot of people,” he told his fellow contestants.

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“My sister texted me [that day] and said, ‘Nazeem, I’m scared to wear the hijab home, because I’m afraid someone’s going to attack me.’”

His sister wasn’t alone in this fear. Sensing this, countless Australians pledged to sit with Muslims on public transport to support them, as the hashtag #Illridewithyou trended on Twitter.

“She messaged me later on saying, ‘You know what? I now feel comfortable and safe knowing my fellow Australians are willing to stand up and support me’,” Hussain added.

The 30-year-old began to tear up as he recalled the overwhelming sense of relief and appreciation he felt.

“And that actually made me cry when that happened, because we don’t see that enough. We don’t see Australians coming together for each other.”

Nazeem Hussain began to tear up as he spoke about his sister's fear and then relief. (Image via Channel 10.)

"That man [Monis] wanted to divide Australia — he wanted us to turn on each other. But what he did instead is make us come together."

Hussain admitted he often contemplated the impact terrorism was having on Australian society and criticised Pauline Hanson's opinions as having an equal effect.

"I always think, 'What’s going to happen to us? Are we just going to become what ISIS wants us to become — a world where there’s Muslim and non-Muslim?'" he asked.

"You know when Pauline Hanson says things irresponsibly, she’s doing what ISIS is doing — splitting up Muslim and non-Muslim.

"What happens time and again — and this shows the Australian spirit — is we actually find ways to use these opportunities to strengthen bonds."

Other campmates listened on, visibly moved. Ash Pollard later described Hussain's story as "heartbreaking and enlightening".