When Knoxville man Spencer Morrill reached out to "Catfish" about being in a six-year online relationship with pop star Katy Perry, the show's hosts Nev Schulman and Max Joseph knew they would be in for an interesting ride.
The latest episode of the MTV series on Wednesday night detailed Morrill's journey from Knoxville to England to find out if he was really talking to the famous singer.
The show helps people who have been "catfished," which is defined as luring someone into a relationship with a fake online persona, find the catfisher.
After reaching out to Schulman and Joseph, Morrill told them about his relationship, saying that he was convinced it was Perry.
He communicated with the woman through email, text messaging apps and one phone call but had never seen her face to face.
When Morrill wanted to take their relationship to the next level, the woman stopped communicating with him, and he sought help from "Catfish" to meet her.
"It was an immediate connection. A million 'I love yous' back and forth. It was pretty cool," said Morrill as he described his relationship to the "Catfish" hosts. "I would like to meet face to face and see if there's a future here," he added.
The show's hosts agreed to help, but they were skeptical about Morrill's claims.
"Spencer nothing would make me happier than bringing you to meet Katy Perry, but I mean it's a real stretch," said Schulman.
"Would you like to find out with me?" asked Morrill.
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