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Winner of Celebrity Masterchef has been revealed

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The winner of this year’s Celebrity Masterchef has been revealed.

Olympic athlete Greg Rutherford has taken the crown for the most recent season of the celeb cooking show.

After six weeks of gruelling kitchen tasks the Olympian has beaten out 19 other well-known contestants to win the trophy.

Speaking about his win, Greg said, "Celebrity MasterChef was an incredible experience. I’m so pleased I took part. I used everything I learnt as a sportsperson to dedicate my time and energy into creating the best food I possibly could."

"I'm over the moon that John and Gregg appreciated the effort I made and everybody else that tried my food during this process,” he continued. “This is a massive achievement and I look forward to using the skills that I’ve learnt during this process in the future."

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Show judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace also spoke about the proud winner, with Gregg saying, "For crying out loud! I knew Greg would be ambitious today but I didn’t quite know how ambitious. He deserves every single shiny millimetre of that trophy because he has put everything into it."

John added, "I am amazed he had time to produce the food he did! Greg is a deserved winner he came into this competition knowing food as a fuel and he is walking out in love with food."

Taking to his Twitter page to speak out about the win, long jumper Greg wrote, ‘Thank you so much for all the lovely messages. It was incredible to take part in @MasterChefUK.

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‘At the start I genuinely thought I stood no chance,’ he continued, ‘but I cooked all day everyday at home when I wasn’t in the studios and got a little lucky at times..

‘A huge thank you to @JohnTorode1 and Gregg through the process,’ he added. They’re amazing. Also to @MGaletti01and Enzo who works with Monica.

‘They gave me the tools to create the dessert. I’m still blown away that I managed to win and incredibly proud... now to order a takeaway 😅’.