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One of the dynamic duo on Catfish is leaving after 7 seasons on the show. Max Joseph, who has been cohosting the show since season 1 with Schulman, is leaving Catfish, MTV announced on Wednesday afternoon.

“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,” Joseph said in a statement.

In a statement, Nev Schulman thanked Joseph for his time on the show and the experiences they discussed.


Joseph directed and co-wrote the 2015 film “We Are Your Friends,” which starred Zac Efron. He has also written and directed several short films.

Catfish follows Schulman and Joseph as they uncover the true identities of people’s online love interests. Some end up being who they say they are, while others are “catfish,” or someone who poses or disguises themselves as someone else.

Joseph’s last episode of Catfish will air Aug. 22th.