The judges welcome Kate and Michael into the kitchen for the most important day of their cooking lives.
The fellow members of the Top 24 show their massive support from the balcony.
Kate and Michael receive their instructions for the three finale rounds to come.
The finalists race to their stations to open their first Mystery Boxes.
Michael gets stuck into preparing his protein at Mystery Box number one.
At station two Michael gets the knife into his protein.
After making short work of his beef, Michael moves onto preparing his vegetables.
Kate wracks her brain to decide what to do with the vegetables beneath box number two.
Gary and George make their first visit to the finalists' stations to check on their progress.
Members of the Top 24 look on anxiously as their friends fight for the MasterChef title below.
Mat, Danielle, Craig and Seamus give the finalists some welcome vocal support.
Struggling to get her crab meat prepares, Kate flashes her bottom lip to the supporters above.
Kate yells over to her friend and rival Michael to see how his dish is faring.
Michael wonders if he's managed to get the balance of flavours in his dish right.
Still at Mystery Box 2, Kate continues slicing her vegetables.
Kate bends down for a closer look at her crab salad dish as she tries to get its presentation just right.
Giving nothing away, Gary and George quiz the finalists on the inspiration behind their dishes.
One round down, it's Michael who takes the early advantage, but there's precious little in in.
Kate flashes a beaming Michael a smile after he takes the Mystery Box Round win.
Asked to cook the dish that represents their culinary life journey, Kate and Michael race to the pantry to select the perfect produce.
Michael forages for the ideal vegetables to compliment his lobster.
Kate grabs all the essential cooking impliments to begin her quail dish.
The ingredients for his lobster dish in hand, Michael emerges from the pantry ready to get cracking.
Knowing that planning is everything, Kate takes care to note down the steps for her roasted breast of quail dish.
As the Invention Test hits the halfway point there's little to choose between the finalists' progress.
All Peter, Billy and Cleo can do is stand and stare at what's transpiring on the kitchen floor.
Alana, Ellie, Rachel and Chelsea have the tension of finale written all over their faces.
Matt and George check in on Kate to see how her cuts of quail are looking.
Michael talks Gary and George through his lobster cooking method.
He might be cooking for the MasterChef title, but Michael still finds time to play up for the camera.
Michael carefuly cooks his leeks, but will leaving the tails on prove a wise decision?
Kate carefully pours the gravy over her stunning looking quail breast.
Michael spoons the sauce over his lobster, hoping the champagne won't prove too acidic for the dish.
Michael and Kate congratulate each other as the clock stops on the Invention Test Round.
Michael divides up his lobster dish for some very hungry judges.
Kate readies the next to last plates she's even ready in the MasterChef kitchen.
Scores of 9s across the board see Kate not just surging back into contention, but taking the lead.
The MasterChef kitchen welcomes Noma restaurant's head chef René Redzepi to introduce the Pressure Test Round.
Small but beautifully formed, Redzepi's snowman dish is like nothing the MasterChef Kitchen has ever seen.
Kate and Michael get a closer look at the tiny but fiercely complex dessert they'll be preparing.
René gives Michael and Kate a masterclass in culinary exhibitionism with the yoghurt spray coating.
Kate hopes that her snowman dish will be the perfect medicine for the judges' palettes.
Kate is a study in precision as she readies the meringue bases for her snowmen.
Michael grabs a word with Gary and René to get their thoughts on her meringue.
Michael tastes to see if he's got the carrot sorbet to the right smooth, dreamy consistency.
Matt Moran announces that precious little cooing time remains, sending the finalists into overdrive.
Kate means business as she gets the spray coating onto her snowmen, with René Redzep's guidance.
Kate holds her arms aloft after succesfully completing her final MasterChef dish.
The finalists show their respect and affection for each other after completing their dishes.
It's a delicate balancing act, but Michael manages to get her snowmen onto the plates topple-free.
Celebrity chefs and former contestants enter the MasterChef kitchen to here the winner announced.
Michael and Kate are joined for the winner reveal by their biggest fansd: their families.
Gary delivers the vote of 9 that seals Kate's win as MasterChef 2011 champion.
Kate can't believe that all the months of hard work have ended with the MasterChef crown.
Kate is mobbed by her friend and supporters after her incredible win.
An epic MasterChef season and a worthy winner deserve seeing some sparks fly.
There could only be one winner, but everyone who competed in this year's MasterChef take away memories to last them a lifetime.