MasterChef UK crowned its 2018 Champion on Friday night on BBC One, with judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace saying he had saved his best until last.

Warning: spoiler alert!

Bank manager Kenny Tutt had been the underdog going into the final, but saw off the challenge of fellow finalists David Crichton and Nawamin Pinpathomrat.

Judge Wallace said Tutt had "turned this competition on its head". 

In the final of "three hours, three courses, one champion", Tutt cooked a starter of Pan-Roasted Scallops with Cauliflower Purée; a main of Roasted Pigeon Breast with Beetroot and Pickled Turnip; and a dessert of Bitter Chocolate Ganache with Pollen and Malt Tuille, Smoked Caramel Sauce and Ale Ice Cream.

His food was described by Torode and Wallace as "stunningly beautiful" and "top-drawer cooking".

Tutt described himself as "blown away" by his victory.

"I've really put my heart and soul into it," he said.

The 36-year-old Londoner dedicated his win to his late father. 

Kenny Tutt - Three hours of magic in the kitchen

"This today is for my dad, 100%," he said.

"I know he's been looking down and giving me a little bit of support. It's a special day."