REALITY TV sensation The Circle is back for a third season and the team of players has been unveiled.
As the celebs wrap up their time in the famous block of flats, nine regular punters will move in on Tuesday to compete a £100,000 prize.
The Circle is back for a third series on Channel 4 starting on Tuesday with nine new contestantsCredit: Channel 4
In The Circle, Players live just metres apart, but they cannot see or hear each other.
Instead they communicate via a voice-activated platform called The Circle.
But on The Circle, not everyone is who they seem, and the Players have no idea who is real and who is a catfish.
The nine players in this year’s series are a mixed bag and the show will make history this year, with the first ever daughter and dad combo.
The first ever dad and daughter duo to appear on The Circle are Jamie and MillieCredit: Channel 4
Hampshire’s Jamie, 57, and Millie, 20, will compete as a father and daughter duo. (father and daughter)
She’ll be playing Penny, a 49-year-old letting agent from London
“It’s just one of the most unique games you can go into. With social media nowadays, it’s all about the way you present yourself,” Millie said of her motivation to go on The Circle.
Tally, 23, is a receptionist at a doctor’s surgery and will be playing herself on the show.
Tally wants to create a new online identity – but one that is more authentic to her true selfCredit: Channel 4
She said she wanted to join because she’s “embarrassed” of the persona she’s built on Instagram.
“I have built this Instagram that doesn’t really represent me as a person,” Tally said.
“I really want to go on The Circle to strip everything back and be perceived as my normal quirky self rather than these posey, edited pictures. I want to see if you are really only accepted if you look a certain way.”
Next up is Vithun, a 23-year-old accountant from London who will be playing himself.
Vithun is in it to cause ‘chaos and drama’Credit: Channel 4
Vithun is keen to make history as the first “Asian winner of a civilian reality TV show in the UK”.
Yolanda, 30, runs a dating agency and will be playing her husband Chris on the show.
She hopes by winning the cash prize she can help Chris open his own landscaping firm.
“A lot of people feel the world has given up on them and we want to help give people the opportunity to succeed and grow by learning a trade,” she said.
Yolanda wants to help her husband start a landscaping company to help others get trained upCredit: Channel 4
Manrika, 24, from Birmingham feels she’s “been judged my whole life for the way I live because I come from an Indian background”.
The recruitment consultant who will be playing herself said: “I’m going on to show that you can still live your life, have that social media lifestyle and also be a respectable girl.”
Strength coach James, 47, will be playing NHS nurse Gemma on the Channel 4 series.
The former Gladiator wants to try a different challenge that isn’t “bone crushing” and plans to use any money he wins to donate it to NHS nurses.
Manrika wants to show that respectable Indian girls can still be Instagram starsCredit: Channel 4
“I think The Circle will be an interesting challenge to try and get away with playing somebody else, it uses different muscles to what I’m used to,” he said.
Birmingham’s Hashu, 28, has always loved pranking people and will play his Uncle Syed on the show.
He explained: “I’ve always been the one in the house that makes everyone else laugh.
YouTuber Hashu will be playing his Uncle Hyed and has always been good at making people laughCredit: Channel 4
“This is the perfect opportunity for me to put my pranking and catfishing abilities to the test and entertain the British public, whilst hopefully getting a cash injection.”
Sports marketing manager, Billy, 19, is clear about why he’s competing on The Circle, and that’s “the prize money”.
Company director Andy wants to show you can win the reality show with ‘integrity’Credit: Channel 4
Billy, 19, is in it for the money and can’t wait to get his hands on the big cash prizeCredit: Channel 4
If James wins, he’ll donate his money to NHS nursesCredit: Channel 4
“I do also like the game – The Circle is different to everything else, it’s very unique so I thought, why not?” the Essex teen who’ll be playing himself said.
Finally, company director Andy, 34, wants to win the show with a bit of “integrity”.
Playing himself, Andy explained: “My motivation is to show that you can win it with a bit of integrity.
“I really want to get a catfish to admit to me that they’re a catfish.”
Series 3 of The Circle starts Tuesday 16 March at 9:15pm on Channel 4 and All 4.
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