Celebrity MasterChef tonight announces Kadina Cox as the 2021 winner of the Paralympian title: “I’m absolutely buzzing.”
The gold medalist, 30, said: “I gave everything I could today. This smile is not going to disappear from my face for a while.
“I’m proud of myself for doing this. I didn’t change who I was, I learned along the way but I was still Kadina by the end.”
The star, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis, said: “It’s been a wonderful journey and one I’m never going to forget.”
Para-cycling champion Kadina defeated 19 celebrities to be awarded her trophy by judges John Torode and Greg Wallace.
Tonight Kadina and fellow finalists Megan McKenna and Joe Swash had two hours to cook a three-course meal to impress the judging panel.
Her winning menu was a main course of rack of lamb, Caribbean curry goat pie, with roasted carrots, spinach, silver skin onions and a lamb curry sauce.
John said: “At times during this year’s competition I forgot that Kadina had multiple sclerosis and was not only battling for the trophy but she was having her own personal battles.
“She never gave up, she didn’t stop! She’s a true inspiration to me. Her food is special, not only because it’s technically fabulous, but also because it has heart, it has soul and it has love.” “
Greg said: “What a lovely, lovely finale. We got a very special dish from Kadina today.
“It’s not just the quality of Kadina’s cooking, it’s the originality of the ideas. There’s a reason she has a bedroom full of medallions, she’s a serious competitor.”
The audience was delighted to see Kadina’s smile.
One said: “Many congratulations to @kad_c on winning #CelebrityMasterChef 2021 Totally deserved”
Another wrote: “Awesome kadina wins, what a wonderful person she is #CelebrityMasterChef”
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