SPOILERS ABOUND FOR THAT EPISODE THAT’S ABOUT TO START IN A MERE MATTER OF MINUTES/HAS PROBABLY ALREADY STARTED.

There are LITERALLY THREE EPISODES TO GO. Meaning the team behind MasterChef Australia has managed to get through an entire season up until this point – that’s 5 episode per week – without so much as making a slip up. They’ve been flawless, for all intents and purposes. A virtual clean sheet.

And then they go and spoil it all by doing something stupid like ACCIDENTALLY REVEALING THE FINAL THREE BEFORE TONIGHT’S ELIMINATION CHALLENGE.

The MasterChef social media team are currently copping a grilling after posting this – at face value – seemingly innocuous photo promoting tonight’s final master class. You know, those episodes that come at the end of the week that no one ever watches because if you think I’m subjecting myself to a regulation cooking show that doesn’t involve Geoff Jansz then you are sadly bloody mistaken.

MASTERCHEF DRAMA: Tonight’s Episode Was Spoiled And People Are PISSED

Seems harmless, right?

Except that it just happens to clearly show what looks to be the Final Three contestants standing side-by-side.

Which would mean that tonight’s episode is going to contain the elimination of star pupil Reynold Poernomo – presumably because he had to cook something that wasn’t a dessert, and once again proving to me the ultimate reason why I am not, and never ever will be, a gambler.

The Facebook post lasted a grand total of about fifteen minutes, but people picked up on the stuff up practically instantly. And collectively, like a bloke with a mop looking for the spot in a hedge maze where he got caught short earlier, shit was lost.

MASTERCHEF DRAMA: Tonight’s Episode Was Spoiled And People Are PISSED

The MasterChef media team put this up as an apology not too long ago.

Yeah, sure. That’s all well and good. You had to do that. But this is important, god damn it.

Wise man say: “Forgiveness is divine, but if you inadvertently ruin the results of a reality TV show, I will cut you.”