Celebrity MasterChef crowns 2021 winner

Spoilers for the final ahead!

MasterChef 2021 winner

After a thrilling five weeks, Celebrity MasterChef crowned Kadeena Cox as its 2021 winner.

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The gold-medal winning Paralympian beat fellow Celebrity MasterChef 2021 line-up members Megan McKenna and Joe Swash to the title.

Speaking of her brilliant victory, Cox said: “I gave everything I could today. I am absolutely buzzing. This smile is not disappearing from my face for a while.

“I am just proud of myself for doing it. I didn’t change who I was, I learnt along the way but I was still Kadeena right to the end. It has just been a great journey and one that I am never going to forget.”

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The thrilling final saw the remaining three finalists present a three-course meal of the highest standard to judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

Cox offered a starter of torched salmon marinated in lime juice with caviar, tempura prawn topped with a crab meat mayonnaise, asparagus salad and a Bloody Mary granite.

Her main consisted of French trimmed rack of lamb, Caribbean curried goat pie, roasted carrots, spinach, silver skin onions and a lamb curry sauce.

For dessert, Cox prepared Choux au Craquelin filled with mascarpone whipped cream with a hazelnut praline crumb and tempered chocolate.

Speaking of Cox’s remarkable performance, Wallace said: “What a lovely, lovely final. Today from Kadeena we got very special dishes. It’s not just the quality of Kadeena’s cooking, it’s the originality of the ideas. There is a reason she has a bedroom full of medals, she is a serious competitor.”

Torode added: “So many times during this year’s competition I forgot Kadeena had Multiple Sclerosis and was not only battling for the trophy but had her own personal battle going on. She just never let up, she didn’t stop!

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“For me she is a true inspiration. Her food is special, not just because it is technically brilliant but also because it has heart, it’s got soul and it’s got love.”

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