Simon Wood crowned MasterChef 2015 winner
25 April 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Simon Wood was described by judge Greg Wallace as an “incredible talent”
Data manager Simon Wood has been crowned champion of this year’s MasterChef.
The 38-year-old father-of-four, from Oldham, fought off competition from fellow finalists Emma Spitzer and Tony Rodd to lift the BBC One show trophy.
All three had to cook three-course meals for judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace to end the competition.
Simon, who has dreamed of being a chef since he was eight, said the experience was “life changing”.
Greg Wallace, in his discussions with Torode as they decided the winner, said Wood had got “better and better” during the competition and he had “no doubt” he would have a professional career in food.
Speaking after he was announced the winner, Wood said: “It’s everything I wanted it to be, and more besides.”
The final of this year’s MasterChef also featured Tony Rodd and Emma Spitzer, pictured from the left
Simon Wood, pictured as a child, said he had dreamed of being a chef since he was eight
Source:: BBC Entertainment