The actress’s ‘original and exciting’ dishes helped her see off competition from presenter Charley Boorman and model Jodie Kidd, as the ninth series of the BBC cooking competition came to a close.
“It’s awesome, honestly, it’s mad. It’s M for mad.. the whole thing’s been mad! I really feel so thankful to all the people whose recipes I’ve used and abused.
“I’ve just relished the endeavour of the whole kitchen adventure, and all the contestants and the MasterChef team have been proper FANTASTIC.” – Sophie Thompson
Sophie’s winning menu consisted of a starter of Roulade of Duck stuffed with Juniper Berries and served with Sweetcorn puree, Wild Mushrooms and a Wild Mushroom and Port sauce, a main of Oven roasted Brill with a Pepper Crust, Seared Scallops, Black Pudding, Samphire, a Chive and Butter Sauce and Chorizo oil, and a dessert of Steamed Cherry Pudding served with Butterscotch Sauce served with Crushed Pistachios and Brandy ice cream.
Judging Sophie’s dishes, John Torode said: “Original, exciting, daring. I think she’s a force to be reckoned with!”
Gregg Wallace added: “Sophie’s food is very much like her, it’s original, it’s individual, it has a style, it’s different. She creates some absolute delights on a plate, they look like little stories to me; they just look amazing.”
Previous winners of Celebrity Masterchef have included Jayne Middlemiss, Lisa Faulkner and Ade Edmondson.