Carve-up on MasterChef as two share title

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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.”