Preview – The Circle

The Circle
Alice Levine and Maya Jama. Picture Publicist: Lily Duffield. Photographer: Louis Browne WMA.

When it comes to reality TV formats, this one sounds like the most narcissistic and low of the lot.

Hosted by Alice Levine and Maya Jama, the series sees contests trying to win £50,000 by competing on a voice-activated social media platform called “The Circle”. The object is to try and become the most popular, even using fake profiles if it helps, and to avoid being kicked out of the game by being “blocked”. It sounds like one of the most egotistical shows conceived.

The Circle is on Channel 4 at 21.15 and then airs nightly at 22.00.