Fans Noticed Troubled MasterChef Contestant Ben Ungermann Was Absent From Katy Perry Day
Producers may have hoped that we'd be so distracted by the appearance of Katy Perry last night to notice Ben's absence from the contestants cheering competitors Poh Ling Yeow, Reece Hignell, Sarah Tiong, Simon Toohey and Reynold Poernomo on the gantry.
But, he, along with the rest of the contestants in entirely different outfits, was in attendance in last night's Masterclass, leading some to speculate that the order of filming is not as it seems.
A spokesperson for production company Endemol Shine said at the time: "We can confirm Ben Ungermann has left the MasterChef Australia competition. As this is a police matter, we will not be making further comment."
The other contestants were apparently not told about the arrest, according to The Daily Telegraph, but that Ben left "for personal reasons".
When a fan told Ben on Instagram in April that he was "devastated" to hear he had left the competition, and asked how he would be edited from the series, Ben replied: "That's up to MasterChef Australia. Appreciate the support." The comment appears to be the only time Ben has addressed the controversy.
Read on for Katy Perry-themed jokes about Ben's absence, and confusion over his return for the Masterclass (Twist Week, am I right?).