Who will win MasterChef 2021?

FANS are gripped as Masterchef 2021 has been whittled down to its final four contestants ahead of Friday's grand final.

Judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace have had to make some tough decisions this series, but the remaining contestants are all worthy finalists.


Who will win MasterChef 2021?

This year's series has seen a number of extremely talented budding chef's, but there can only be one winner.

The first of the final four cooking experts is Tom, a Newcastle-based high-street chain restaurant manager.

Gregg has previously singled out one of Tom's desserts as his "dish of the day."

Tom confessed: "I am totally obsessed with cooking, I am the kind of person who will spend three, four, five hours making dinner – just for myself a lot of the time, because I live alone."

The second contestant aiming for glory is Alexina, who is responsible for the frozen food section at Mindful Chef, as Head of Frozen.

A University of Cambridge graduate, Alexina impressed the judges with her pana cotta with a cocoa nib tuile.

27-year-old senior sales executive Mike from Surrey is also gunning for glory. He specialises in Italian food, but was subject to huge praise from the judges over the cooking of his partridge in a previous episode.

The final contestant of the four is Laura, a mother of two who often tests new recipes on both her children and her husband.

Originally from Prestwick, Scotland, Laura is also a jazz musician and music instructor.

Who was the winner of MasterChef 2020?

32-year-old Thomas Frake won the 2020 series of MasterChef.

The London-based chef beat 31-year-old David Rickett and 24-year-old Sandy Tang to become the show's 16th winner.

Judge John Torode described the winner as "a real talent" and "a grafter", while Wallace praised his "definitive style".

Thomas, who beat 59 other amateur cooks to win the MasterChef 2020 trophy, said his victory was "a dream come true".

What does the winner of MasterChef 2021 get?

The winner is awarded the chance to lift and keep the coveted MasterChef trophy.

However, it is the recognition, prestige and exposure that is the main appeal of winning the show.

Many winners have used the contest as a springboard to launch a hugely successful career in cooking.

The show's website says: "MasterChef sets out to find the UK’s best amateur cook

"A cook whose talent and passion could transform their life.

"It’s a life-changing journey for many, but only one will be crowned the nation’s MasterChef."

When is the MasterChef 2021 final?

Fans of the show can catch the finale of this year's series THIS FRIDAY (April 9, 2021) at 8.30pm BBC One.

The episode will conclude a mammoth competition in which 40 contestants have been shrunk to just four.

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