Two winners for MasterChef – Daily TV round-up

Competition was so close, the pair could not be split

The 'MasterChef: The Professionals' title has been awarded to two chefs for the first time ever.

MasterChef... title winners Keri and Anton (Copyright: BBC)

The competition between Keri Moss and Anton Piotrowski was so close that judges Michel Roux Jr
and Gregg Wallace couldn't choose between them.

“Joint winners is fantastic,” said Keri. “We’ve had a good run, Anton is awesome. This has
surpassed anything I have ever achieved in my career, in my whole life. This is massive.”

“It’s absolutely amazing. To share the title with someone so talented is unreal. It’s a good start to
the rest of my life, mind-blowing,” added Anton.

The pair beat 23-year-old Oli Boon to the professional title after weeks of heats, including taking
part in a service at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck restaurant in Bray.

Meanwhile, the winning menu for the final included confit duck leg cubes and cocoa-marinated loin
of venison.

“This has probably been one of the hardest, tightest finals that I have ever seen,” said Roux.

“It was just impossible to split them – their talents have been matched plate for plate for the past
several challenges and it was truly impossible to award one the title over the other.” [Metro]

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