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'MasterChef' finishes in a draw for the first time in history

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MasterChef has finished in a draw for the first time in its history.

The final of the highly-rated cooking show aired tonight on BBC Two.

Masterchef: The Professionals 2012: Keri Moss

© BBC / Shine TV/Emilie Sandy

Masterchef: The Professionals 2012: Anton Piotrowski

© BBC / Shine TV/Emilie Sandy



The two judges, Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr and celebrity grocer Gregg Wallace, were unable to choose between Keri Moss and Anton Piotrowski.

Roux Jr said: "This has probably been one of the hardest, tightest finals that I have ever seen.

"It was just impossible to split them - their talents have been matched plate for plate for the past several challenges and it was truly impossible to award one the title over the other."

Wallace added: "What an amazing final, I can't ever remember a decision this tight."

Monica Galetti, Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace from MasterChef The Professionals

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[MasterChef judges Monica Galetti, Michel Roux Jr and Gregg Wallace]

Moss said of the shared win: "Joint winners is just fantastic, we've had a good run together, Anton is awesome."

Piotrowski agreed, saying: "It's absolutely amazing; to share the title with someone that's so talented and so amazing is unreal. It's a good start to the rest of my life, mind blowing!"

The two chefs, along with fellow finalist Oli Boon, earlier took on a service at Heston Blumenthal's three Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck, where they cooked some of Blumenthal's most-celebrated dishes for guests and the judges.

MasterChef has proved a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic, with the recent US adaptation beating America's Got Talent in the ratings.

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