The Circle 2019 contestants: Meet the finalists – and their game plans

Who's in the final of The Circle? Meet the last five players

The Circle 2019 concludes tonight on Channel 4, meet the final players still in the game.

The Circle is Channel 4’s reality game show for the social media age.

Players live in separate flats in an apartment block and communicate with each other through a voice activated social media platform called The Circle.

Never meeting face to face, contestants can be whoever they want to be inside The Circle.

From behind their screens, they can choose to hide certain things, change their identity entirely or simply be themselves.

Throughout the show, players will rate one another in secret and the least popular will find themselves blocked before getting the chance to see who their fellow players really are face to face.

After three weeks, five players have survived the blockings to make it through to tonight’s grand final where a cash prize of up to £100,000 is available.

Meet the five final contestants playing The Circle below, and their game plans for success…

The Circle 2019 final airs tonight (October 18) at 10PM On Channel 4.

The Circle 2019 finalists

Georgina Aurelia


AGE: 21 (22 on 30th September)
OCCUPATION: Works in the tailoring industry
FROM: Nottingham
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @georginaaurelia

GAME PLAN: She plans to play as a “full on sleuth” with mind maps and note taking to suss out the catfish. Georgina will use her everyday photos along with some hot ones too. She also plans to show off photos from when she had her ileostomy bag to open up conversations.


James Doran


AGE: 26
OCCUPATION: Recruitment consultant
FROM: Liverpool
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: In a relationship
PLAYING AS: “Sammie”, a single mother

GAME PLAN: James believes Sammie’s persona will pull on the heart strings of his fellow players and enable him to get a fast pass into the final. “Sammie” will let other players know just how life-changing winning The Circle would be for her and her son. But James is also prepared to turn players against each other if he has to.


Tim Wilson


AGE: 58
OCCUPATION: University academic and animator
FROM: Rugby
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: In a relationship
INSTAGRAM USERNAME: @professor_tim_zontul

GAME PLAN: Tim really wants to get involved in the game; he wants to be the player everyone comes to confide in and asks for advice. Tim’s profile will be pictures of him in his colourful blazers and dickie bows ties, but he suspects that with his unusual life story and idiosyncratic dress sense the other players might think that he is a catfish.


Paddy Smyth


AGE: 31
OCCUPATION: Disabled social media activist
FROM: Dublin, Ireland

GAME PLAN: Describing himself as the “disabled assassin”, Paddy is playing as himself but hiding his disability. “Hopefully I find people like me for me and not my crutches,” he adds.


Woody Cook


AGE: 18
OCCUPATION: Works in a pub
FROM: Brighton
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Dating someone new
PLAYING AS: Himself, but not revealing his famous parents. He’s the son of DJ and record producer Norman Cook and broadcaster Zoe Ball.

GAME PLAN: Woody is going to be himself. He’s a likeable warm, friendly guy and he hopes that by befriending everyone in The Circle he’ll become the most popular.


The Circle 2019 concludes at 10PM on Channel 4.

You can watch episodes online and catch up on via All4.

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