The Circle contestants: Meet The Players in Channel 4's new reality show

The Circle starts tonight on Channel 4: Meet the contestants playing the game here.

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.