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Meet the players entering Channel 4 reality show The Circle

Emma Willis (Credit: Channel 4)

Anyone can be anyone in The Circle, but when the aim of the game is to gain popularity, some are not who they seem. 

The reality series looks at the highs and lows of social media, as eight contestants try to win over their fellow competitors and convince them they are who they say there are for a chance to win the prize of £100,000.

The Circle sees contestants live in separate flats in the same building, but their only way to communicate with each other is through a social media platform called The Circle.

Rylan Clark-Neal to host new Buy It Now at Christmas series

Rylan Clark-Neal (Credit: Channel 4)

The studio entertainment series gives sellers and inventors the opportunity to showcase their innovations and sell them to an audience of real shoppers.

In the new four-part series the stakes are even higher, as the innovators will be given the opportunity to pitch to some of the UK’s biggest national retailers right before the most crucial shopping period of the year.

Sellers have only 90 seconds to showcase their products and impress an audience of 100 potential customers, who then vote if they like the product or not.

Channel 4 announces new comedy Lady Parts

Lady Parts (Credit: Channel 4)

Lady Parts follows geeky PHD student Amina Hussein as she is recruited to join a Muslim female punk band as the unlikely lead guitarist.

Front-woman of the band, Lady Parts, Saira spots something in Hussein that the other members of the band miss and, out of desperation to keep the student in the band, she uses Hussain’s search for a husband as leverage.

Offering to hook the student up on a series of dates, Hussein joins the band and quickly gets swept up in joyful, anarchic punk lifestyle.

Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back renewed for a second series

Joe Lycett (Credit: Channel 4)

The new eight-part series will see Lycett once again battle both national business and solo rogues to seek justice for wronged consumers. 

Lycett and his consumer sidekick and ‘technical assistant’ Mark Silcox will tackle everything from cowboy builders to email scammers.​

The first series saw Lycett take on giants such as Britannia Hotels and easyJet, and managed to change the policies of Uber Eats, SpareRoom and RBS.

Everyday customer service heroes were celebrated and people got thousands of pounds back.

Air date announced for Bake Off 2019

Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig and Paul Hollywood (Credit: Channel 4)

Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig will return to present the nation’s beloved cooking show alongside returning judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

This August, a fresh batch of contestants will enter the iconic tents hoping to earn the cherished ‘Hollywood handshake’, the title of Star Baker and grab their hands on the Bake Off trophy.

Channel 4 previously released the trailer for the new series, which showed a growing ‘Bake Off Fever’ that swept across the nation.

The line-up of amateur bakers is yet to be announced.

Stath Lets Flats returns this month

Steven (Jimmy Roussounis), Vasos (Christos Stergioglou), Stath (Jamie Demetriou) and Sophie (Natasia Demetriou) (Credit: Channel 4)

The six-part series follows the world’s worst letting agent, Stath (Demetriou), as he struggles to deal with the takeover of his family’s business.

Now under the management of Stath’s nemesis, Julian (Dustin Demri-Burns), Michael & Eagle Lettings goes through some serious changes as Julian attempts to bring the agency into the digital age with a new promo for the company that leaves out Stath’s family.

Feeling left behind, Stath moves on from his ambitions of becoming a manager and sets out to make his own rival video.

The Great British Bake Off is back with a new series trailer

Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig (Credit: Channel 4)

The UK’s favourite food show will soon return to our screens and Channel 4 has released the trailer for the upcoming series. 

The upbeat trailer – set to the Beatles track, All Together Now – shows the nation overcome with 'Bake Off Fever', coming together to bake everything from cookies, to cakes, to choux pastry.

A new batch of fresh-faced amateur bakers will enter the tent, hoping to raise the coveted trophy and show off their love for baking.

E4 promises funny and outrageous slate of shows

Celebs Go Dating (Credit: Channel 4)

Announcing the new shows, E4 controller Karl Warner promised that E4 will be the “home of funny, diverse, outrageous, loveable talent.”

In addition to the new and returning shows outlined below, Warner also announced that US favourites Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Young Sheldon, will be returning to E4 for their seventh and third series respectively.