Who is in the cast of The Circle 2021?03/16/2021
A BRAND new series of The Circle means a brand new host of contestants.
Each of the players can live by themselves or in a pair, but are able to communicate via the show's exclusive social media platform The Circle. From a strength coach to an accountant, this year's lineup is set to be as hilarious as ever…
Who is in the cast of The Circle 2021?
Jamie and Millie – Playing as Penny
Student Millie and her relationship therapist dad Jamie will be playing Penny, a 49-year-old letting agent from London.
Jamie said: "The catfish we've created together, Penny, is a very likeable, slightly sassy, come from the school of hard knocks 49-year-old. She's a great listener."
"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 – Playing as herself
Tally, 23, is a receptionist at a doctor’s surgery.
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."
Billy – Playing as himself
Sports marketing manager, Billy, 19, is clear about why he's competing on The Circle, and that's "the prize money".
"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.
He added: "I think what you say does matter. I can talk for England, so hopefully conversation won’t be a problem!"
Yolanda – Playing as her husband Chris
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.
Andy – Playing as himself
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."
Hashu – Playing as his Uncle Syed
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.
"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."
James – Playing as NHS nurse Gemma
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.
"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.
Manrika – Playing as herself
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."
Vithun – Playing as himself
Vithun is a 23-year-old accountant from London who will be playing himself.
Vithun is keen to make history as the first "Asian winner of a civilian reality TV show in the UK".
He said: "I’m not just here for my 15 minutes of fame. I’m looking to create reality TV history."
When is The Circle 2021 on Channel 4 and how can I watch it?
The Circle season three will start on Tuesday, March 16, on Channel 4.
The show starts at 9.15pm.
It will be available to watch after it has aired on All4.
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