The original British version of the reality television format in which people from all walks of life compete in a popularity contest via a social media platform to win a cash prize.




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Series cast summary:
Sophie Willan ...  Self - Narrator 39 episodes, 2018-2019
Alex Hobern Alex Hobern ...  Self - Contestant / ... 20 episodes, 2018-2019
Woody Cook Woody Cook ...  Self - Contestant 20 episodes, 2019
James Doran James Doran ...  Self - Contestant 20 episodes, 2019
Georgina Elliott Georgina Elliott ...  Self - Contestant 20 episodes, 2019
Tim Wilson Tim Wilson ...  Self - Contestant 20 episodes, 2019
Freddie Bentley Freddie Bentley ...  Self - Contestant 19 episodes, 2018
Daniel Mosaku Daniel Mosaku ...  Self - Contestant 19 episodes, 2018
Sian Owen Sian Owen ...  Self - Contestant 19 episodes, 2018
Brooke Odunbaku Brooke Odunbaku ...  Self - Contestant / ... 17 episodes, 2019
Ella May Ella May ...  Self - Contestant / ... 16 episodes, 2019


An innovative new reality television show in which a group of players from all walks of life move into a specially refurbished block of flats in London. The contestants don't meet each other or interact in person but remain in their individual apartments and can only communicate with each other via a specially designed, voice-activated, social media app called "The Circle". Each player will create a profile for themselves on The Circle and they are free to present an honest profile of themselves or to create a false impression of themselves that they think the other players will like more. Throughout the show the contestants will rate each other based on who they like or dislike with the highest rated players becoming "influencers" while the rest are put at risk of being chosen by the influencers to be blocked and thus eliminated from the game. The last remaining player will scoop the fifty thousand pound prize money. Written by Mark_a_Wood <>

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On Monday, 15th June 2020, Channel 4 Television announced that they have commissioned a third series of the innovative reality TV show and have also commissioned an additional celebrity series entitled The Celebrity Circle as part of the Stand Up To Cancer campaign. Host Emma Willis and narrator Sophie Willan are confirmed as returning to their roles. Series 3 will be preceded by the special week long SU2C celebrity edition in 2021. Production is planned to commence in late 2020 in Salford, but the format will change again. To comply with Covid-19 filming guidelines the series will be pre-recorded (which brings the UK version into line with the various International versions of the show) and there will be no live shows and no studio audience. See more »


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Shocked that I loved it!
19 January 2020 | by tdrsweepsSee all my reviews

Thought I would hate this show, put it on for background noise on a snow day stuck inside. Ended up hooked after the first episode, watched the whole season in one sitting, and found myself smiling from ear to ear at the end geeking out when they announced the winner. Amazed that I found this so entertaining and it really shows the true meaning of making friends strictly online without face to face interaction which is something that I struggle to do. Loved it!

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