Tim takes the Mastefchef crown

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Tim Anderson became Masterchef‘s youngest ever winner last night.

The 26-year-old bar manager, who became interested in cooking after he moved to Japan, impressed judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with his experimental dishes.

‘He had influences from Norway, Japan, America, Australia and the UK which gave us the best culinary explosion that we’ve ever seen,’ enthused Aussie pro chef John, 45.

Wisconsin-born Tim beat off stiff competition from Tom Whitaker, 31, and Sara Danesin, 40, in the final, with his 3-course menu that included a monkfish liver sandwich and curried lamb cheeseburger.

‘I never thought I had a chance to beat Tom or Sara,’ he admitted.

‘It is really quite humbling to have come out on top. Humbling but super awesome at the same time.

‘The big, silly, long-term goal is to have an empire, hopefully including several regional Japanese restaurants and an American-style brewpub.’

Esme Riley