Despite there clearly being plenty of support for runner-up Alexina, some viewers stood by John and Gregg’s decision to crown Tom winner.
“Congrats Tom. Thoroughly deserved to be crowned master chef champion 2021. Hopefully, Alexina and Mike go on to achieve great things too. All three were great,” one fan tweeted in response to Tom lifting the trophy.
A second also congratulated the amateur chef: “Congratulations to Tom on becoming 2021 Masterchef Champion!! Commiserations to Mike and Alexina. You were all brilliant and what an exciting future you all have as brilliant chefs!! Good luck!!”
“Alexina is fantastic in her own right, in a league of her own… however, Tom is exceptional. #MasterChef #MasterChefUK,” commented a third, with a fourth adding to the well wishes: “Wanted Mike to win, but can’t argue with the result. Congrats to Tom. This series has been phenomenal. Well done to all participants. Absolutely loved every episode, thank you to everyone involved #MasterChef.”