Celebrity MasterChef final 2014: Sophie Thompson wins final with her 'original' dishes

The judges were wowed by the actress' individual cooking style
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Sophie Thompson has been named the winner of Celebrity MasterChef 2014, beating 20 celebrities to claim the title.

After six gruelling weeks, the 52-year-old actress was awarded her trophy by judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Actor, Sophie Thompson said: “I can’t Adam and Eve it! Thank you so much, this has been the best fun! It’s ridiculous winning something like this! The trouble is if you put it in your kitchen.. you could be hoisted by your own petard, if you serve up something a bit naff!”

She added: “It’s awesome, honestly, it’s mad. It’s M for mad.. the whole thing’s been mad!"

Torode praised Thompson’s food for being “Original, exciting, daring.”

“I think she’s a force to be reckoned with!” he added.

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Jodie Kidd and Charley Boorman hug winner Sophie Thompson (BBC)

Wallace mirrored Thompson’s thoughts, and said: “Sophie’s food is very much like her, it’s original, it’s individual, it has a style, it’s different.

“She creates some absolute delights on a plate, they look like little stories to me; they just look amazing.”

Thompson and her fellow finalists Charley Boorman and Jodie Kidd, were asked to prepare an exceptional three-course meal for judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace in two and a half hours.

Sophie’s winning menu consisted of a starter of Roulade of Duck stuffed with Juniper Berries and served with Sweetcorn puree, Wild Mushrooms and a Wild Mushroom and Port sauce, a main of Oven roasted Brill with a Pepper Crust, Seared Scallops, Black Pudding, Samphire, a Chive and Butter Sauce and Chorizo oil, and a dessert of Steamed Cherry Pudding served with Butterscotch Sauce served with Crushed Pistachios and Brandy ice cream.