Tim Anderson wins Masterchef

Tim Anderson became the youngest ever winner of BBC One's 'Masterchef' last night (27.04.11)

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Masterchef judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode

Masterchef judges John Torode

Bar manager Tim Anderson was crowned Masterchef's youngest-ever winner last night (27.04.11).

The 26-year-old US-born champion wowed judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with his inventive cooking to clinch the title on the BBC One show ahead of rivals Tom Whitaker, 31 and 40-year-old Sara Danesin.

A delighted Tim - who currently runs a craft beer bar outside Euston station in London - said: "I never thought I had a chance to beat Tom or Sara. It is really quite humbling to have come out on top. Humbling but super awesome at the same time. It is such a good feeling. I'm very proud.

"The big, silly, long-term goal is to have an empire hopefully including several regional Japanese restaurants and an American style brew."

Judge John Torode praised Tim's willingness to take risks with his cooking and said he excelled in the final task of preparing a three-course meal for him and Gregg.

He explained: "He had influences from Norway, Japan, America, Australia and the UK which gave us the best culinary explosion we've ever seen.

"All three contestants were amazing but Tim was in a different world altogether."

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