Viewers of MasterChef noticed that fan favorite Ben Ungermann was & # 39; noticeably absent from & # 39; e gallery & # 39; after he was arrested during filming
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The circumstances that led to the arrest of MasterChef's favorite Ben Ungermann during filming are shrouded in mystery.
And it seems that eagle-eyed fans of & # 39; s show his absence was quick, pointing out during Thursday's episode.
On Twitter, one wrote: & # 39; Ben is noticeably absent tonight & # 39; e gallery. & # 39;
Where is Ben? MasterChef viewers saw fan favorite Ben Ungermann (pictured) was & # 39; Thursday noticeably absent from & # 39; a gallery & # 39;
Another fan said, & # 39; Is this the episode of which Ben was lost or am I on & # 39; missing a gallery? & # 39;
& # 39; I wonder if this is the episode right after Ben U's arrest and is that the reason for the strange tension and crankiness that & # 39; s been around tonight? & # 39; commented a third.
& # 39; Doesn't look like Poh or Ben are present, & # 39; noticed another, then & # 39; one asked the question, & # 39; Has anyone seen Ben Ungermann? & # 39;
Not on screen: It looks like eagle-eyed fans of & # 39; s show were quick about Ben's absence and pointed it out on Twitter
Unanswered Questions: One tweeted, & # 39; I wonder if this is the episode right after Ben U's arrest and is that the reason for the strange tension & crankiness that doesnâ & # x20AC; & # x2122; t last night? & # 39;
It seems that the fans' questions and comments about Ben that were missing in the episode were valid.
In & # 39; episode, a shot that looked at the kitchen and the participants on & # 39; e port failed to see the noticeably high and muscular ice cream.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Ten for comment.
No Ben in sight: It seems that the fans' questions and comments about Ben that weren't missing in the episode were valid. In & # 39; episode, a shot that looked at the kitchen and the participants on & # 39; e port failed to see the noticeably high and muscular ice cream
It comes after producers of MasterChef Australia held crisis talks following Ben & # 39; s arrest over a personal matter during filming.
Managers called the editors of & # 39; the show into a & # 39; emergency meeting & # 39; last month and told them to & # 39; cutting out the best you can & # 39 ;, according to New Idea last week.
The incident apparently came as a shock to network bosses, with a source who said, & # 39; No one could imagine such a thing would ever happen. & # 39;
Ben himself has acknowledged his rare appearances on screen, saying in an Instagram post that & # 39; it's up to MasterChef & # 39; which happens in & # 39; editing suite.
Crisis Response: It comes after Channel 10 & # 39; an emergency meeting & # 39; called to address Ben's arrest during the filming, before deciding to get him out of & # 39; the best they could & # 39; to edit
News of Ben's arrest appeared last month, prompting a spokesman for Endemol Shine to issue a brief statement to the media.
& # 39; We can confirm that Ben Ungermann left the MasterChef Australia league. If this is a police matter, we will not comment further. & # 39;
She added that the arrest was of & # 39; a personal nature & # 39 ;.
Shock: Ben's arrest apparently came as a shock to network bosses. A source told New Idea: & # 39; No one could imagine such a thing would ever happen & # 39 ;. Pictured links in a trailer for MasterChef
Ben was a runner-up in the 2017 season and went on to appear as a guest on MasterChef Holland and MasterChef Indonesia.
He also runs the Ungermann Brothers Ice Cream Parlor with his brother, Danny.
MasterChef stays on Channel Ten on Sunday at 7.30pm
Edited: Ben himself acknowledged his rare on-screen performance, saying & # 39; it's up to MasterChef & # 39; which happens in & # 39; editing suite
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