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MasterChef 2015: Simon Wood crowned champion

He was a favourite with most to win so it may come as no surprise to learn that Simon Wood has been crowned the UK’s MasterChef champion for 2015.

Wood, who is a data manager and lives in Oldham, faced a tight battle in the final against Emma Spitzer and Tony Rodd with all three trying their hardest to impress judges Gregg Wallace and John Torode.

Simon said after being announced winner “I’m shaking inside it’s so surreal, you can’t believe how happy I am. It’s life changing, it’s everything I wanted it to be, and more besides.”

Wallace meanwhile is convinced Wood has a promising new career ahead of him saying “Simon is brilliant, he’s an incredible talent. He came in here with enormous ambition, he wanted to cook like a chef, and right now he is. I have no doubt in my mind that Simon is going to have a professional career in food.”