THE 2 Johnnies star Johnny O’Brien revealed he wanted to speak about his catfishing experience to raise awareness of it.
Johnny B recently revealed that he was catfished by a girl on Instagram in an explosive two-part podcast episode.
He explained that he had been talking to a woman for three weeks who was dodging all of his date suggestions.
The RTE star quickly realised that something was wrong and cut ties with her and quickly found out that she was a catfish.
Since speaking about the bizarre incident initially, the lads received a huge amount of emails and calls from well-known Irish men who have also fallen victim to the exact same catfish.
The fake profile made up a number of different accounts and names, who she pretended to be friends with to fool the men.
Johnny B and his co-host Johnny “Smacks” McMahon spoke about it further tonight on The Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy.
Johnny B started off by saying: “It turns out it happened to a couple of other guys.
“So she’s the black widow – anyone who is related to her is on the way out.
“So a lot of people had died luckily none of them are real.
“So we … let it cool down for a few months and then told the story and it absolutely blew up all over the world.
“And the amount of people who got in touch to say they had been catfished too by the same person and by other people. Other well-known people in Ireland who we are not going to name [that were catfished] it’s mindblowing.”
They then went on to explain that they wanted people to know that this can happen in Ireland.
Johnny Smacks said: “The reason that we covered it, the main thing it wasn’t a witch hunt on this person who was catfishing Johnny B or anyone else, the reason we did it was because this is happening in Ireland.
“You watch that Catfish TV show and you expect it to happen in America – it’s crazy out there – and like this is happening in Ireland.
“But it can be stopped that’s the gas thing because Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.”
Johnny B then said: “Social media and dating apps have to verify people.”
Johnny Smacks continued saying: “The reason he shared the story – he wasn’t embarrassed, it takes a lot to get him embarrassed, and he wasn’t – the reason he wanted to share the story was to let other people know that, ‘Hey this happened to me it could happen to anybody don’t be ashamed’.”