While Ungermann has yet to explain the details surrounding his arrest, he did respond to to a fan’s comment on Instagram about how his exit will be covered by the show.
“I’m actually devastated,” the fan wrote to Ungermann. “How do they edit you out?”
The former contestant replied: “That’s up to MasterChef Australia. Appreciate the support.”
The 34-year-old has appeared in the three episodes of MasterChef: Back To Win that have aired so far, and it is understood that he will be featured in the show for at least another month.
In the past few weeks, Ben – who also runs the Ungermann Brothers Ice Cream Parlour with his younger brother, Danny – has shared a number of cryptic posts to social media, apparently hinting at his troubles.
'You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have,' he captioned a black and white photo of himself on March 21.
And in a gym selfie from March 20, the father of three said: “THE COMEBACK IS ALWAYS GREATER THAN THE SETBACK. 💪🏽”