Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester returns to Downing Centre Court today to learn the outcome of a fraud case which made headlines as far back as June last year.
After pleading guilty to 23 counts of receiving the single-parent payment from Centrelink between 2002 and 2005 when not eligible, the host had previously denied the allegations.
She will be sentenced today.
Last week it was reported Rochester had gathereded “celebrity witnesses” including E.T’s. (Entertainment Tonight) Leeza Gibbons and ‘aspiring singer’ Chantelle Delaney.
In recent weeks Rochester’s name hasn’t been visible on promotional material for Network TEN whenever The Biggest Loser has rated a mention. In its announcement of the show’s return, only Shannan Ponton and Michelle Bridges were named.
Even on Sunday’s Press Release for its MasterChef Australia cast said, “TEN has been proud to create household names such as Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson, Jason Coleman, Bonnie Lythgoe, Matt Lee, Shannan Ponton and Michelle Bridges in the past and, with these new faces, MasterChef Australia is set to continue this tradition.”
Last year TV Tonight specifically quizzed TEN and FremantleMedia on Rochester’s continuation in the hosting role. Both emphatically assured she would be back.
By now the show would have episodes in the can, making things very interesting….