MTV’s Catfish is coming to UK

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

11 Mar 2021

MTV has announced that Catfish will making its way over to the UK, and is set to air later this month.

The popular American show sees host Nev and camera man Max expose online dating lies by following the real-life relationships of individuals who have never met their partner in person.

It’s UK incarnation will see Julie Adenuga and Oobah Butler take up hosting duties, delivering four initial episodes and returning for a further six episodes later this year.

MTV said: “The dynamic duo will journey to uncover the truth behind each online relationship, helping love-struck hopefuls who are emotionally entangled with someone they have never met in real life and facilitating face-to-face meetings, with results that will shock even the most experienced social-media sleuths.

“During the last year, the UK has seen a rise in filters, finstagrams and faultless deep fakes. It’s now becoming harder and harder to tell if the person you are speaking to online is who they really say they are behind the keyboard. 

“Each week, the Catfish UK team will help piece together the information at hand to reveal the reality behind their DMs. Helping our hopefuls uncover the truth, to finally know whether it’s wedding bells or a web of lies.”