Hit reality show Catfish looking for Mancs to appear in new UK version

MTV / Catfish: The TV Show

Popular MTV reality-based show Catfish has announced it’s heading to the UK and is currently looking for Mancunians to appear in the new series.

Have you matched with someone online, but never seen them in person?

Are you suspicious they aren’t who they say they are?

Well, the much-loved MTV show is currently casting people from all across the UK to take part in the new series – which was first teased back in 2016 – and expose online love interests who may not be telling the full truth.

Catfish: The TV Show – which first aired on screens back in 2012 after a documentary of the same name – sees documentary maker Nev Shulman and director Max Joseph meet individuals across the USA who have fallen in love online, only to grow suspicious when the target of their affections refuse to meet in real life.

The show has proved a hit with viewers worldwide and has since seen eight seasons air.

Director Max Joseph left the show back in 2018, with Kamie Crawford – who first appeared as a guest host in season seven – take over presenting duties and now co-hosts the show with Nev.

Unfamiliar with what a ‘catfish’ is?

A popular term on the internet, a ‘catfish’ is someone who creates fake personal profiles on social sites using someone else’s pictures and false biographical information to pretend to be someone else.

These ‘catfish’ usually intend to trick an unsuspecting person or more into falling in love with them.

The term is believed to have derived from the title of the previously-mentioned 2010 documentary, in which filmmaker Schulman discovers that the woman with whom he’d been carrying on an online relationship had not been honest in describing herself.

If you’re over 18 years of age and suspect you’re in love with, speaking to, or are just friends with someone who may be a Catfish, this is your chance to apply to appear on the first ever UK version.

Contact the Catfish Casting Team on: 07743 001261 or email: [email protected]

You can also fill in an application form here.

More information about the upcoming series can be found via the MTV Catfish: The TV Show website here.

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