MasterChef judges served up a first last night – by declaring joint winners in the final of the latest series.
Keri Moss, 41, and Anton Piotrowski, 30, shared the title as MasterChef: The Professionals reached its climax.
The pair had been through four intense weeks of heats and a tough semi-final during which they had battled head-to-head but both went on to win a place in the final with fellow contestant Oli Boon, 23.
Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr and fellow expert Gregg Wallace were unable to choose between Moss and Piotrowski, whose dishes had included cocoa-marinated loin of venison and confit duck-leg cubes.
Piotrowski, who lives in south Devon with his wife Clare, where they run a pub, said: “To share the title with someone that’s so talented and so amazing is unreal.”
Moss, a freelance caterer from Nunhead, south-east London, said: “This is just massive.”