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'No-one can stop me': Malala Yousafzai talks to ITV News about her hopes of becoming PM and her new Birmingham accent

Nobel prize-winner Malala Yousafzai Credit: ITV News

Nobel prize-winner and girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban in 2012, has spoken to ITV News ahead of the premiere of the new film, "He Named Me Malala".

In the wide-ranging interview with ITV News Correspondent Nina Nannar, the 18-year-old discussed her hopes to perhaps become prime minister of Pakistan one day, her new life in Birmingham, and how her father is her "inspiration".

Malala for PM of Pakistan?

Malala said it was "her dream" to return to Pakistan once she finishes her education and help her country, possibly in the role of prime minister in the future, but she is "not really sure".

"I thought that becoming prime minister would help me to change my whole country in one go and help every person, make every child go to school, provide hospitals, do everything", she said.

I used to get scared how it would feel if someone comes and attacks you but after the attack I realised that the cause I'm standing for is the right path and no-one can stop me.

– Malala Yousafzai

How living in Birmingham has brought the Brummie out of her

Describing her life in Birmingham, Malala said: "It's nice to see different cultures coming together - my friend wearing jeans, and I wearing shalwar kameez and together we talk, we are friends."

"It doesn't matter, it's your beauty", she added.

She also said when she goes to school and speaks to her friends her accent "totally changes to a Brummie accent automatically".

Being inspired by her father

Malala also spoke about how much she looks up to her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai.

Malala pictured with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai Credit: PA

"My father he is a role model to me...an inspiration. During hard times in Pakistan when there was terrorism, when girls' education was banned, he stood up, he raised his voice and that is what inspired me to speak."

"He has inspired me but he has not forced me and the life I have is what I have chosen for myself", she added.

Malala also revealed that when her brothers are not "busy playing computer games", they engage in sibling rivalry about their future plans.

"Sometimes, they tease me and say they will stand against me in elections for prime minister in my country! [Pakistan]", she laughed.

"He Named Me Malala" goes on general release in November.