Welcome to The Circle
Premieres tonight, September 18 on Channel 4 at 9.15pm
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A brand new reality show for the social media age.
The Circle’s players will all move into the same building but live in completely separate apartments. Living just inches away from each other, they can't see or hear one another and will never meet their competitors face to face while playing the game.
Instead, to win the cash prize of up to fifty thousand pounds, they’ll communicate only using a specially-designed voice automated social media platform, called - you've guessed it - The Circle.
The only thing they’ll see of each other is what they choose to share. They could portray themselves as younger, older, fitter, frumpier or foxier. They could become a totally different person. Or simply be themselves.
The players will spend up to three weeks getting to know each other. Flirting, bantzing, debating and lol-ing. They’ll compete in hi-tech VR games and physical challenges.
Crucially, they’ll all be fighting to be the most popular person in The Circle - because in The Circle, being liked is everything.
Every few days, the players will rate each other. The most popular players (those with the highest ratings) will become "Influencers" and hold all the power. The least liked with the lowest ratings run the risk of being blocked and booted out of The Circle altogether.
Once they’ve been blocked, they’ll get the chance to meet another player face-to-face. And if they haven’t been telling the truth, it could get seriously awkward.
Timely and provocative, Channel 4’s boldly innovative new series will ask questions about modern identity - how we portray ourselves and communicate on social media.
The Circle is a fascinating and entertaining reality TV series, presented by the all-girl dream team of Maya Jama and Alice Levine.
With £50,000 prize money up for grabs - who would you be to become popular online?
Join us for The Circle, on Channel 4 from Tuesday 18th September.
Source Channel 4
September 18, 2018 8:48am ET by Pressparty