“Hey guys, the time has come, sadly, for me to move on from Catfish,” he tweeted on Wednesday. “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 [Schulman] and I have become brothers and our bromance has blossomed before your eyes.
Nev Schulman — Joseph’s partner on the series, which follows the pair as they help fans figure out who they’re really speaking to online — tweeted his support for Joseph shortly after the announcement.