Brand new series The Circle is quickly heading towards its grand finale with just over one week of episodes to go (the final is on Monday, October 8th).

The popular Channel 4 series aired episode 9 on Thursday night (September 28th) where there were arguments, broken friendships and new relationships.

Here’s a recap of The Circle episode 9.

Dan vs Ryan Continues

Having gone full ‘mum on Facebook’, Dan sent Ryan a message in ALL BLOCK CAPITALS. That’s right, all block capitals on social media – what a sin!

The message read ‘I do not like you’ and quickly raised temperatures within the game.

Dan and Ryan spoke one-on-one to see if they could iron out their differences, although all it seemed to do was vex Dan even more and confirm his severe dislike of his UKIP housemate.

Screen Shot: Channel 4, The Circle. DAN says: "Mate, f*ck you" as Ryan leaves the chat!

Screen Shot: Channel 4, The Circle. DAN says: “Mate, f*ck you” as Ryan leaves the chat!

Sian Makes a Bold Move

Sian made two bold moves in quick succession during her date with newbie Scotty.

First, she uploaded a new profile pic. It was much more glamorous and sexy than any of her other pics and quickly had other players gossiping about her change of look.

Dan said:

Had Sian chose this photo first, she would have been worried about people judging her for her looks.

Screen Shot: Channel 4, The Circle.

Screen Shot: Channel 4, The Circle.

During her date with Scotty, Sian slammed the 36-year-old cabbie for being bold, having first uploaded pictures while wearing a hat.

Sian said:

Oh no, Scotty, I thought you were a sort. You’ve got from a 10 to a four!

Following the date, Sian reported back to the others saying that they could trust Scotty more than fellow newbie Hannah.

Ryan Forms an Alliance

Ryan took the brave step of telling Freddie and Sian that he is a psychic medium by profession – something that is true.

This sent Freddie into meltdown as he felt that perhaps Ryan was slowly latching onto the fact that he was gay, despite fronting as a straight male on The Circle.

They also b*tched about Dan as an alliance formed: Ryan, Sian and Freddie on one team and Genelle, Dan and Kate (Alex) on the other.

Ryan said, of the other three:

We have to get rid of them, no more Mr Nice Guy.

Screen Shot: Ryan, The Circle, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Ryan, The Circle, Channel 4

Dan and Genelle Get Closer

It’s the romance that everyone is begging to see unfold, and Genelle and Dan took one step closer to making our dreams come true.

Genelle opened up about how she likes Dan, albeit in cryptic fashion.

She confessed to cockblocking Dan as he greeted new girl Hannah, adding “I’ll leave you to work that out” when Dan asked why she cockblocked him.

Genelle said: Maybe I’ve got my eye on you.

Screen Shot: Genelle, The Circle, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Genelle, The Circle, Channel 4

Portrait Mode

The players got to get their Art Attack on, painting descriptive pictures of one other. It got pretty deep, however, and soon spiralled out of control.

Freddie drew Kate as ‘two-faced’, Hannah drew Scotty as a ‘massive d*ck’, while Scotty returned the favour by depicting Hannah as a witch!

Not sure Neil Buchanan would have approved…

Screen Shot: Portrait Mode, The Circle, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Portrait Mode, The Circle, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Portrait Mode, The Circle, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Portrait Mode, The Circle, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Portrait Mode, The Circle, Channel 4

Screen Shot: Portrait Mode, The Circle, Channel 4

Kate tried to pull in the sympathy by adding that Freddie’s aggressive painting had hurt her feelings, although Fred-Fred basically told her to suck it up before launching another attack.

In an explosive showdown, Freddie said:

I have been real, I have worn my heart on my sleeve, and if I don’t like you, I’m going to paint that on a f*cking canvas.

 

TONIGHT night (Friday, September 28th) there are two exits from The Circle and one new player!