1. “It is a police matter.” Ben Ungermann finally addresses his sudden exit from MasterChef.
Ben Ungermann, runner-up of MasterChef season nine, has finally spoken about his sudden exit from the MasterChef kitchen.
In March, it was confirmed that Ben had been removed from this season of MasterChef: Back To Win because he had been arrested by police due to an incident of a “personal nature”.
A spokesperson from the show’s production company, Endemol Shine, told 10 daily: “We can confirm Ben Ungermann has left the MasterChef Australia competition. As this is a police matter, we will not be making further comment.”
While Ben is still yet to speak publicly about his arrest, he did reply to an Instagram comment about how his exit will be covered by the show.
“I’m actually devastated,” one fan commented on his Instagram. “How do they edit you out?”
“That’s up to MasterChef Australia. Appreciate the support,” he replied.
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So far, Ben has appeared in the first three episodes of MasterChef: Back To Win and will reportedly appear on the show for at least another month, according to news.com.au.
Ben first appeared on MasterChef in 2017 and finished second place behind Diana Chan.
After the show, he launched Ungermann Brothers, an ice cream parlour, alongside his brother Danny in Ipswich. The business also recently opened a second parlour on the Gold Coast.