It’s been hailed as “Channel 4’s most popular new factual entertainment series for young viewers in 2018” and now The Circle is back!

The so-called social media series is almost like something out of Black Mirror, with the lines between reality and the digital world seriously blurred.

Last year’s winner Catfished his way to a combined prize money total of £75,000 by fronting as a girl named Kate.

So when is The Circle returning to Channel 4? And what can we expect from season 2?

The circle channel 4 season 2 THE CIRCLE - Alice Levine and Maya Jama
THE CIRCLE – Alice Levine and Maya Jama

The Circle Channel 4 Season 2

Get ready for season 2 of The Circle later in 2019.

According to Channel 4: “The second series will see The Circle become more mischievous increasing the gameplay, drama and jeopardy.”

Season 2 will also see viewers have more control and influence in the game “leading to unexpected and surprising consequences”.

Whereas The Circle prize money for 2018, season 2 has been amped up and there’s £100,000 up for grabs!

Best get social media scheming, folks.

Can I Apply for The Circle 2019?


Whether you’re social media obsessed or despise the digital age, anyone can apply for The Circle 2019.

You can register to apply for the series here.

It looks like The Circle season 2 is set to be a good one as Kelly Webb-Lamb, Channel 4 Deputy Director of Programmes and Head of Popular Factual commented:

The second series will have more of what the viewers loved – warmth, humour, more live elements and even more surprises.

Remember: It’s not about who you are, it’s about who you want people to think you are!

Who Won The Circle Season 1?

The Circle season 1 finished with Alex Hobern winning a huge jackpot of £75,000!

The 26-year-old content producer was voted the most popular player by his fellow contestants (£50,000) while also winning the Viewers Champion vote (£25,000).

Alex Catfished his way to victory, fronting a fake profile throughout the Channel 4 series and going by the name of Kate and using photos of his girlfriend, Millie.

While many other contestants attempted to play the same game, it was Alex who proved the master of disguise.


The Circle: How Alex Hobern WON and what he’s up to now!

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