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Saturday 29 November 2014

Georgia, 13, wins Junior MasterChef

Georgia Bradford has won Junior MasterChef 2010
Georgia Bradford has won Junior MasterChef 2010

Teenager Georgia Bradford has been crowned Junior MasterChef 2010 champ - and said she would love to prepare a meal for heartthrob Justin Bieber.

The 13-year-old, from Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, cooked up a storm on CBBC's version of the MasterChef show.

The "culinary dynamo" was awarded her trophy by the judges, restaurateur John Torode and former Celebrity MasterChef winner and presenter Nadia Sawalha.

She said she would now love to cook a meal for teen singing sensation Bieber, adding: "I'm a big fan."

During her time in the contest, Georgia prepared lunch for Doctor Who star Matt Smith and also cooked for boyband JLS, who gave her concert tickets. Georgia said of meeting JLS: "I couldn't believe it - I screamed."

She started cooking properly when she was aged six, after her mum threw away her play fake food. She said: "One day my mum chucked it away and I was really upset. She couldn't find another one and so I ended up cooking with real food instead."

The youngster has ambitions to open her own restaurant in Cornwall and combine her career with her passion for horse-riding.

She said: "I think you can't do a job unless you love it."

Sawalha said: "Georgia is so passionate about food. She loves being in the kitchen and she deserves to be champion of Junior MasterChef."

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