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Masterchef 2017: Junior doctor Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed wins title

A junior doctor has won the BBC’s Masterchef title, with a menu of “East meets West” dishes inspired by her Pakistani heritage.

Saliha Mahmood-Ahmed, 29, from Watford, beat off fellow-competitors Giovanna Ryan and Steve Kielty.

Saliha impressed judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace as a “class act”.

She said she wanted to combine her love of cooking with her medical career, by helping people with special dietary conditions find their ideal foods.

The junior doctor and mum-of-one, who battled from 64 amateur cooks to take the prize, swapped on-call shifts with colleagues to ensure she could take part in the contest.

Read more at BBC News.

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