Kenny Tutt has been crowned MasterChef 2018 champion after a show-stopping final on Friday night.
The 35-year-old chef beat Doctor and scientist Nawamin Pinpathomrat and pilot David Crichton in the intense kitchen competition.
As he was crowned victorious, Tutt said: “It has been an incredible experience, probably one of the best of my life.
“This whole thing is for my dad. I know he’s looking down and been giving me support. It’s a special
His fellow budding chefs praised the bank manager as he lifted the trophy to round off series 14 of the competition.
For his main course, Tutt’s pigeon dish won acclaim from the judges with John Torode declaring it was “make my heart thump fantastic”.
Final 3: Kenny Tutt, David Crichton and Nawamin Pinpathomrat made it to the final (BBC/Shine TV Ltd)
Tutt beat theatrical food love Pinpathomrat who offered up three spectacular looking dishes as his final showstoppers.
However, the 28-year-old disappointed Torode and Gregg Wallace slightly with his dry duck, with Wallace saying that the theatricality may have detracted from the food instead of enhanced it.
Judging: John Torode and Gregg Wallace critique the dishes prepared by the hopefuls (BBC/Shine TV Ltd)
Crichton, who made Torode well up earlier in the series with his apple mille-feuille, was described by Wallace as “outstanding” and a “triumph” for his final food but didn’t do enough to scoop the trophy.
Tutt joins a long-line of illustrious winners including Peter Bayless, Tim Anderson, Ping Coombes and last year’s champion Saliha Mahmood Ahmed.
MasterChef is expected to return to BBC One next