The Circle

Channel 4 has announced a third series of The Circle and spin-off The Celebrity Circle

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Once again participants will get the opportunity to be anyone they want to be in order to gain popularity.

Emma Willis will return to host and comedian Sophie Willan will continue to voiceover the reality series.

To follow covid-19 filming guidelines, there will be no studio audience or live shows and the format will change to a pre-recorded set-up.  

Players will move into their own separate apartments in the same apartment block and the only way they can communicate is through a social media platform called The Circle.

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“I’ve always loved being in TV. It’s full of interesting people,” she says. “TV is always exciting. The product – if we’re allowed to call it that – is fascinating – part manufacturing business, part creative, part art, part commerce. TV brings all that stuff together in a way that is challenging and interesting.”

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.