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MasterChef The Professionals: A Festive Knockout crowns Louisa Ellis winner

Louisa Ellis has been crowned the winner of MasterChef The Professionals: A Festive Knockout in scenes that aired tonight.

The chef, who beat Danny Parker from the 2014 series, 2009’s Marianne Lumb and 2018 semi-finalist William Chilila, was a finalist on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2017 but fell short of claiming the top prize.

After taking home the the highly-coveted title, Louisa said appearing on the programme has given her a confidence boost.

‘It means a lot to me to have been able to win, just because I felt like because I hadn’t won the first time I felt like I had so much more to prove,’ she told the PA news agency.

‘But not just that, it’s a bit of closure for myself.’

She continued: ‘I feel like I have finally got to the point in my career where I can finally just step back a bit and just try and enjoy my work a bit more rather than just stress out and panic about things.

Louisa saw off the competition to take home the coveted title (Picture: BBC)

‘I feel like now I have finally got to the stage where I have put myself through so much stress and finally it’s just a complete relief and yeah, as soon as I’d won it I was just like, “Wow, I can take a step back and now I can focus on other things rather than trying to prove what I can do”.’

Tonight, the returning contestants were tasked with making festive canapes and a season two-course meal, in addition to completing a skills test.

‘I felt I had so much more to lose just because there was a three-year gap since I was last on and I feel like I did quite well the first time round,’ Louisa said of re-entering the show for the festive episode.

‘But actually, I felt that I have learnt quite a lot in those three years and I really wanted to show the judges what I had learnt.’

MasterChef The Professionals: A Festive Knockout is available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.

Credit: Original article published here.

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