The Circle is a reality gameshow where contestants are moved into a block of flats. They can communicate digitally on a specially-designed app but are never able to meet face to face.

This allows the players to either play as themselves, or assume a different identity in order to win.

The Circle is currently hosted by Emma Willis, though in previous seasons Maya Jama and Alice Levine have hosted the show.

For more information on how to apply and be a contestant on The Circle, read on below.

The Circle application process explained

Applications for The Circle are currently closed for this season.

However, applications will most likely open later on in the year for the next season.

In order to be eligible to apply, you must be over the age of 18 and a permanent resident of the UK.

Applicants must not be employed or engaged and have not been previously employed or engaged by any company within the All 3 Media Group, Motion Content Group or Channel 4.

The prizes in The Circle are one of the reasons people have been flocking to apply to appear on the show.

In first series of the show, Alex Hobern, who played as Kate throughout the run, won a total prize of £75,000.

There was an even bigger prize in the second series when Paddy Smyth and Tim Wilson took home up to £100,000 split between the two of them.

How to watch The Circle series three

The latest series of The Circle is finally here, and began airing on Tuesday 16th March at 9.15pm.

You can catch a new episode of The Circle every day of the week except Saturdays at 10pm on Channel 4 for the next three weeks.

If you miss an episode of The Circle, you can catch up on All4, Channel 4’s catch up TV service.

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