The Circle’s Alex is by far the most interesting contestant on the game.
His real name is Alex Hobern, although on Channel 4’s new social media series he will be playing as a woman called ‘Kate’.
Most of the contestants on The Circle will be representing themselves, although Alex is one of few who will be attempting to Catfish their way to the £50,000 prize money.
Alex said that his character is based on his girlfriend, as he will be recycling all of her Instagram photos.
Let’s get to know Alex’s real girlfriend, Millie Logan, a little better!
What is Going on With Alex?
Basically, 26-year-old Alex is pretending to be a girl called Kate, while using girlfriend Millie Logan’s pictures to help front the character.
Because nobody in The Circle ever meets each other, the contestants can completely make up the character that they want to be.
Forty-year-old Jennifer, for instance, is pretending to be six years younger and a cancer doctor. She believes that this profession will earn her trust and added value within the group. In real life, she works in Google Analytics.
Alex should be a pro at this, as he is a former content producer at UNILad. He has his own Facebook page which has over 300,000 followers, where he creates viral videos and memes.
He’s something of a social media pro…
Who is Kate?
Alex’s character, Kate, is a 25-year-old from London.
Al says that other than the pictures being used, the rest of the Kate character is completely made up. Only time will tell if that is true…
‘Kate’ was voted the most popular character on day one although this resulted in a cyber date with Mitchell.
The pair sat down over cocktails – where they couldn’t see each other – as Alex successfully sold his ‘Kate’ persona to Mitchell, flirting like a pro along the way.
Who is Millie?
The final piece in the jigsaw is Millie, Alex’s real girlfriend, and the one whose pictures are going to be plastered across The Circle until people go cross-eyed about how confusing this all is.
Just like fake Kate, Millie is a 25-year-old from London. With over 1,800 Instagram posts too, perhaps she is the one who should be on this social media experiment!
‘Kate’s’ dog, Bruno, is a pup that Millie and Alex looked after one weekend.
Millie and Alex have literally hundreds of pictures together, where they travelled across Australia, New Zealand, New York and Amsterdam at the start of 2018.
They have a YouTube channel with over 1,000 subscribers, which documents their travelling experiences and day-to-day life.
Millie is an Account Strategist at Digitas UK having studied at the Queen Mary University of London.
WATCH THE CIRCLE EVERY NIGHT (EXCEPT SATURDAY) ON CHANNEL 4, AT 10 PM.