NEW YORK – “Catfish” present host Nev Schulman is talking out in regards to the stunning departure of his long-time co-host, Max Joseph, from the favored MTV sequence.
Fox Information caught up with the MTV star and his spouse, Laura Perlongo, on the VMAs pink carpet in New York Metropolis on Monday. Schulman, who was wearing a pink, Hugo Boss denim jacket and pants ensemble, known as his co-host’s leaving “breaking hearts information.”
However he additionally stated he was excited for Joseph’s directorial future and the subsequent chapter of the MTV present.
“Effectively, I’m tremendous excited for Max as a result of now free to pursue his profession as a filmmaker and director,” he stated.
Joseph served as cameraman and co-host for the sequence since 2012. And after seven seasons and capturing greater than 100 episodes with Schulman, the silver-haired actuality star just lately introduced that he was formally parting methods from the MTV present.
“As a lot as I really like Max and as excellent as he was as my co-host –we’ve made like 120 and episodes of the present collectively – and to not say that I’m ever bored of Max, however I’m excited for one thing new,” Schulman stated.
The 33-year-old stated that he was trying ahead to the subsequent chapter of the present and is aware of there’s nonetheless a necessity for standard sequence to proceed on even with out his well-known co-host.
“The few episode that we did over time, once we did have completely different co-host are available in, had been actually enjoyable and completely different and jogged my memory that the present continues to be actually related and individuals who come on it are shocked by how actual it’s and the way tough it’s to attach with these individuals and assist inform these tales,” he stated. “I really like making the present, so I’m excited.”
However regardless of all of the years working with MTV and attending the VMAs, the truth host known as out the community for by no means inviting him and his co-star to enterprise on to the VMA stage. Particularly after the sequence famously coined the favored time period that now defines on-line relationship id fraud.
“There have been some actually surreal moments over time,” Schulman stated of internet hosting the truth sequence. “However the one I haven’t had is when Max and I acquired to current on the VMAs as a result of that’s by no means occurred.”
He continued, “I’m simply gonna hold calling out MTV. I simply don’t get, I actually don’t perceive. Why haven’t we offered? Even the Motion pictures Awards I’d take. I’m placing MTV on blast – and this is able to have been the time, [Max] simply introduced that he’s leaving. Put us up there.”
Along with the information of Joseph’s departure from “Catfish,” Schulman additionally made headlines after he got here beneath fireplace for sexual misconduct allegations again in Might. The filming of the MTV present was positioned on maintain because the community launched an investigation into the claims. A month later, MTV offered their findings and stated that they discovered “no credible” proof in opposition to the “Catfish” host.
“Though we by no means obtained a proper grievance, MTV and Vital Content material (which produces ‘Catfish’) instantly engaged an impartial third-party investigator,” MTV stated in an announcement to ET on the time. “The impartial investigator discovered the allegations made within the YouTube movies to be not credible and with out benefit.”
Schulman has since returned to work.