Who is MasterChef 2019's Thomas? Meet the finalist from Devon

24 March 2019, 00:23

MasterChef Thomas
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By Tom Eames

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.

  1. Who is Thomas on MasterChef 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.

  2. When did Thomas start cooking?

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    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."