Max Joseph Leaves "Catfish"; Nev Schulman Looking For New Co-Host

August 9, 2018
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Catfish co-host Max Joseph has decided to leave the show after seven years. In a statement, he cited the challenges of balancing being a filmmaker and TV host for his departure, although he stresses being on Catfish “has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life" and says he and co-host Nev Schulman "have become brothers and our bromance has blossomed before your eyes.” Joseph's last show will air August 22. Catfish isn't ending, however: Schulman tells TMZ they "will look for other people to come on," including previous co-hosts and fresh faces. High on his wish list for a co-host slot? Cardi B, whose "humor and insight" appeal to him. "The show would benefit a lot from a female perspective," Schulman adds. "I know she's a new mom, so she's a little busy, but we could certainly work around her schedule."

Hey guys, the time has come, sadly, for me to move on from Catfish. Working on this show for the last seven years has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I’ve learned a lot about myself, my country and human nature in general. Nev and I have become brothers and our bromance has blossomed before your eyes. For a while now I have been straddling two careers as TV host and filmmaker and, while this level of busy-ness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it. With Catfish still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit. Although I have a heavy heart, I am also excited for everything that’s to come—for myself, for Nev, for our crew and for the show. Thank you for watching, thank you for the love, for the memories, and the memes. Don’t be a stranger. You know where to find me. ✌--❤️ It really was a fucking blast and I am eternally grateful for every second of it. ---- ps, my final episode will air on 8/22

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