Whoever is running MasterChef’s social media account is in trouble, after the Facebook page spoiled the result of the Thursday night’s elimination episode hours before it went to air.
The Facebook post revealed that fan-favourite Reynold Poernomo was going to be eliminated in the upcoming episode.
The post showed a photo of finalists Georgia Barnes, Billie McKay and Jessica Arnott with the caption: “The final three set a Mystery Box challenge for the judges in tonight’s MasterClass!”
The offending post was taken down 15 minutes later, but the damage was done. Despite the stuff up MasterChef continued posting teaser pictures of the episode:
— #MasterChefAU (@masterchefau) July 23, 2015
Fans were having none of it, taking to social media to air their flaming disgust:
— ⬛️⬜️⬛️ (@Ms_Jo_) July 23, 2015
@masterchefau Why bother? You guys already stuffed up on your official facebook account.
— Heath Banyai (@HeathBanyai) July 23, 2015
@masterchefau bye bye MasterChef won’t be seeing it now cuz the deserving contestant is eliminated
— Sana Ishaq (@sana_iq) July 23, 2015
@masterchefau I am never watching your show again. You have extremely lenient towards Georgia. Unfair, unfair! *SHOCKED* – from India
— Mohit Ravi (@mohitravi) July 23, 2015
— Nez (@fraggle73) July 23, 2015
@masterchefau ty for the spoiler, saved me a full hour of stress watching.
— Andreaaaaa (@DeepikasPankha) July 23, 2015
@masterchefau oh darn it.I just saw the comments below and am gutted that there’s been a spoiler and now I know. What’s the point watching!
— El F (@elfy_eli) July 23, 2015
Channel Ten posted a statement apologising: “MasterChef Australia is truly sorry for the earlier post which inadvertently revealed the result of tonight’s episode for a number of our fans. It was a simple human error and we apologise wholeheartedly.”