Ben Ungermann Removed From Upcoming MasterChef Series After Arrest

Since appearing on MasterChef Australia in 2017, Ungermann has also featured on MasterChef Holland and MasterChef Indonesia.

MasterChef Australia star Ben Ungermann has been booted from this year's upcoming Back To Win season after a mysterious arrest.

However, a spokesperson for the show's production company, Endemol Shine, confirmed to The Herald Sun that Ungermann has now left the show. "As this is a police matter, we will not be making further comment".

One person set to return to compete was Series 9 contestant Ben Ungermann, who is now confirmed to have been booted from the season and arrested by police.

"I'm glad I didn't win", he admitted to Good Food a year ago. "And that's how you get really, really good but you never get used to the pressure".

Ben was set to return to the competition alongside 23 other contestants.

"I'm back! Back to win MasterChef. Stay tuned fam", he excitedly wrote on February 19.

Following his appearance on the series, he opened Ungermann Brothers Ice Cream Parlour with brother Danny and opened his second parlour on the Gold Coast late past year.