Nev Schulman is in full recruitment mode for guest hosts, and Ariana Grande is at the top of his list.
TMZ caught up with the 34-year-old Catfish host at LAX. Schulman has had a gaping hole in his life in the shape of Max Joseph, his BFF and ex co-host, who left the show last year to pursue filmmaking full time.
Since then, Schulman has been inviting folks to guest host, such as model Slick Woods, Jane Carrey (Jim Carrey’s daughter), and NFL star Rashad Jennings. Schulman hasn’t announced if any of the guest hosts will be coming back more permanently, but he did tell TMZ who he hopes to have on next: superstar Grande.
Schulman told TMZ that he found out a few weeks ago that the 25-year-old Sweetener singer is a fan of the show. Though he is clearly fanboy-ing in the video, he said he kept it cool when he DM’d Grande on Instagram and thanked her for the support. Schulman said they talked about her co-hosting with him.
Schulman said, “She is very busy…[but] fingers crossed, when we start making more episodes, maybe Ariana will do one.” He added a shout-out directly to Grande, saying, “I’d love to have you on the show, Ariana!”
New episodes of Catfish will air Wednesdays on MTV beginning on June 12.