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Boxer takes Hell's Kitchen crown
Barry McGuigan
McGuigan became the world featherweight champion in 1985
Former World boxing champion Barry McGuigan has won the latest series of ITV1 reality show Hell's Kitchen.

The 46-year-old, who shot to fame in the 1980s, beat Emmerdale actress Adele Silva after two weeks cooking under the guidance of chef Marco Pierre White.

McGuigan won the public vote after cooking lunch for television presenter Piers Morgan and restaurant critic Giles Coren.

The featherweight paid tribute to White describing him as an "exceptional man".

McGuigan, who had been up against nine other celebrities, said: "I've had a fabulous time, we all have. It's been a fabulous journey."

Egg confession

White told the two finalists: "Congratulations, well done. You've both come through with your reputations intact, which I think is important."

Silva, who plays Kelly Windsor in Emmerdale, took second place - despite confessing she was unable to boil an egg two weeks ago.

Other contestants who were knocked out during the two-week run included model Abigail Clancy, actress Kelly Le Brock and former newspaper editor Rosie Boycott.

TV presenter Anneka Rice, singer Paul Young and former Big Brother winner Brian Dowling also took part.

Former Blue singer Lee Ryan walked out, and comedian Jim Davidson was asked to leave after making what the show's producers called "unacceptable remarks".

During an argument with Dowling, he used the term "shirt lifter".




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