I believe you are jumping the gun. I suspect DDD got winded, or cramps, or bored..and will continue judging sooner, or later.
"Judging in Progress
It'll be a bit longer..."
althought taken out of context (ignoring the bite/chew thingy which seemed actually contextless....so no worries), seems to imply that the jig is not yet up.
give it a minute or two before you alarm Marcus.