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24 March 2019, 00:23
Thomas Elson-Knight has reached the finals of the 15th series of MasterChef UK.
The 25-year-old food fan has impressed judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with his mature cooking, and is the youngest person to reach finals week in 2019.
Thomas Elson-Knight is a finalist on the 15th series of MasterChef UK.
The 25-year-old comes from Yelverton in Devon and is one of nine children.
Thomas also works as a stone sawyer for his family’s business.
Thomas started cooking at an early age, and learned some of his kitchen skills from his father, who also worked as a chef.
Thomas has said that his friends and family were “nagging” him to apply for the 2019 series.
"I've cooked from a young age - I was brought up in a pub so that's probably influenced me slightly, having [been involved in] a hospitality environment."