However, when reality TV podcast Real Talk with Holly & Ali chatted with Ibby and Romel, the boys claim Ibby's secret wasn't exactly a lie.
"I think there's a big different between lying and lying," Romel tells Real Talk.
"We held back the truth."
Ibby adds: "Maybe we shouldn't have hidden it. We didn't have bad intentions doing it, I think we explained ourselves, we apologised and we really meant it."
According to Romel, the Sydney friends realised pretty quickly that their plan to keep Ibby's real career a secret wasn't going to work.
"It's all well and good for you to be sitting behind the scenes and organising and planning what you're going to do and what you're going to say," he explains on Real Talk.
"We got on the show and we started building these relationships really quickly so Ibby being the honest guy that he is, well we're both really honest, he was staring to feel really bad and I said that he should tell people. He was so tense on the table and it was affecting me. We never got caught out, we confessed. We weren't pressured by the producers or anyone to tell the truth."
For the full interview with Ibby and Romel, where they spill Josh and Austin's shock secret no one saw coming, listen to the latest episode of Real Talk with Holly & Ali.