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Channel 4 Is Looking For New Contestants For 'The Circle'

Channel 4 Is Looking For New Contestants For 'The Circle'

Social experiment show The Circle has proved a runaway hit since landing on screens in 2018. Now, it's back for a third season - and Channel 4 want you to take part.

The reality show sees eight 'players' all living in the same house but they are only allowed to communicate with one another through social media app The Circle.

The aim of the game is to gain popularity in a bid to win the 50k prize at the end, but contestants can choose to play the game as themselves, or create an entirely different character in order to gain the highest social ratings.

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Channel 4 explain further: "Contestants will all reside in one building but will live in separate apartments, interacting with one another through a bespoke voice-activated social media platform, called The Circle.

Freddie was a popular contestant in the first series (Credit: Channel 4)
Freddie was a popular contestant in the first series (Credit: Channel 4)

"Contestants will get to know each other through what they choose to upload onto their profiles and what is shared in their chats with other contestants in The Circle. With The Circle in control, there will be games, surprises, twists and turns."

2018's show saw catfish 'Kate' - real name Alex Hobern - crowned as the winner of the reality series after receiving the highest points from his fellow players, bagging him the £50k prize fund. He also won an extra £25k by winning "the viewer's vote". The second series was won by Paddy Smyth, with Tim Wilson winning the viewer's vote.

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Perhaps we're due a female winner?

Estate agent Dan featured in series 1 (Credit: Channel 4)
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Series two saw Emma Willis, 43, take over hosting duties from series one hosts Maya Jama and Alice Levine.

Last, year Netflix bought the rights to The Circle and revealed plans to make three new local versions for its international customers.

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"The Circle has already proven to be a compelling, timely and buzzworthy show," said Brandon Riegg, Netflix's Vice President of Unscripted Content.

"We think the show's combination of modern social media interaction and competition will captivate Netflix members around the world, in multiple languages, and we're delighted to partner with Studio Lambert and Motion to produce these three new local versions."

Think you have what it takes and fancy winning 50 grand? Apply here.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: The Circle, TV and Film

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