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Ade is Celeb MasterChef winner

Ade Edmondson has been crowned the winner of Celebrity MasterChef for his "mindblowing" food.

And the 56-year-old comic actor - who has starred in The Young Ones and Bottom - joked that he would be celebrating with beans on toast after weeks of perfecting his skills on complex dishes.

Ade beat fellow finalists Les Dennis and Janet Street-Porter to the title by cooking a faultless three-course meal of venison and sea bass for judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Viewers have seen them battling through four weeks of heats and two weeks of semi-finals and finals. This week the finalists have been seen preparing afternoon tea at London's One Aldwych, recreating a tough recipe devised by show judge John and preparing a full meal for Michelin-starred chefs.

Ade said: "I'm very, very chuffed, I've spent most of my life being second, so to actually come top it feels very weird. It feels unusual, but I'm very, very pleased indeed. It's quite nice to be first.

John said the winner's dishes were "delicious and absolutely mind-blowing".

His fellow judge Gregg Wallace said: "What Ade has learnt along the way has just already enhanced the good cook that he was when he walked in here.

"I love the look of his dishes, I love the style, I love the cleanness of them; beautiful simplicity."

Ade will be taking part in the BBC Good Food Show Scotland at the SECC in Glasgow from October 18 to 20.

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