Uh-oh: One of the Catfish hosts is leaving the MTV show forever

Catfish has been entertaining the masses on MTV for seven years, and introduced the concept of online deception to cultural awareness. 

Hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph have united lovers and haters as a dream team since the show started, but it's now time for Max to move on.

In an online statement, the We Are Your Friends film maker said that it is his time to leave the show, citing work commitments. 

'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,' Max wrote in a statement. 

'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.'


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'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 and for the memes.'

There's no word yet on who will replace Max – maybe whoever revealed Bloggers Unveiled would be up for the job?