The Circle is Channel 4's new reality game show with £50,000 up for grabs.
In The Circle, 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, they’ll communicate only using a specially-designed voice automated social media platform, called 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 Circle contestants
The contestants playing the game have been....
Aiden, a 19-year-old from Wakefield playing as herself
Alex, a 26-year-old from London playing as Kate
Dan, a 28-year-old from London playing as himself
Freddie, a 20-year-old from Essex playing as himself, but 'playing it straight'
Genelle, a 31-year-old from London playing as herself, but not revealing all
Jennifer, a 40-year-old from Newcastle playing as a doctor
Mitchell, a 22-year-old from Norfolk playing as himself
Sian, a 20-year-old from London playing as "plain Jane" version of herself
Sinead, a 22-year-old from South Wales playing as 65-year-old Antiques Dealer, Christopher Arthur Stanley
Ryan, a 28-year-old from Felixstowe playing as himself (but hiding he's 'psychic')
So how does The Circle work?
Every few days, the contestants will rate one other. The most popular players will become "Influencers" and hold all the power while 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 finally get the chance to meet another player face-to-face.
The Circle is hosted by Maya Jama and Alice Levine.
With £50,000 prize money up for grabs - who would you be to become popular online?
The Circle airs on Channel 4 at 10PM nightly.