Ben Watkins: US MasterChef Junior star dies aged 14

Publishedduration53 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionBen Watkins appeared on the US MasterChef in 2018

MasterChef Junior star Ben Watkins has died aged 14 from a rare form of cancer, his family has confirmed.

The young chef, who appeared on the US version of the popular cooking show in 2018, died on Monday.

TV chef Gordon Ramsay, one of the show's judges, described Ben as "an incredibly talented home cook and even stronger young man".

Ben came from tragic circumstances, having lost his mother and father in a murder-suicide three years ago.

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