‘I’ll just take it as it comes’ MasterChef’s heartthrob Derek Lau responds to rumours he’s dating fellow contestant Larissa Takchi
Fans were left wondering whether MasterChef contestants Derek Lau and Larissa Takchi were an item after they shared an innocent photo together on Instagram.
And on Wednesday, the show’s heartthrob finally responded to the swirling romance rumours.
Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle, the 27-year-old said: ‘I’m definitely not in a relationship.’
Setting the record straight! MasterChef’s heartthrob Derek Lau, 27, (right) has responded to rumours he’s dating fellow contestant Larissa Takchi, 22, (left)
And it seems love is far from the financial analyst’s mind, after he explained to the outlet: ‘I’ll just take it as it comes.’
The dating rumours quickly surfaced after Larissa posted a snap of the pair hugging while on set.
‘Pretty sure I wore this better,’ Larissa’s caption read, referring to their aprons.
Just friends: The financial analyst said: ‘I’m definitely not in a relationship
Derek cheekily responded: ‘You gotta stop shopping in the male section!’
Larissa then sent back a flirty response: ‘Your mum’s chest hair,’ to which Derek then wrote: ‘You little…’
Followers were quick to jump on the pair’s exchange, with one writing: ‘Are you guys in love?’
Another follower wrote: ‘You guys are two peas in a pod.’
‘You guys,’ another posted, along with a slew of love heart emojis.
MasterChef Australia airs 7.30pm, Sunday to Thursday, on Network 10
Stay tuned: MasterChef Australia airs 7.30pm, Sunday to Thursday, on Network 10. Pictured from left: judges Matt Preston, George Calombaris and Gary Mehigan