The Celebrity Circle Cast Is Revealed

Who is taking part?

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The Circle UK is coming back in early 2021 with a celebrity special in aid of Stand Up To Cancer. Emma Willis returns as host alongside narrator Sophie Willan for what promises to be another season of alerts, ratings, and catfishing, this time with a celebrity twist.

Channel 4 confirmed the line-up of famous faces earlier today (which you can read in full below). The cast includes a mix of TV personalities, reality stars, radio DJs, and music performers. According to the press release, “some of the celebs [will be] playing as themselves and others [will be] taking on a celebrity catfish persona.” Some of the celebs will also be playing in pairs.

Celebrity Circle was filmed earlier this year under strict COVID-19 guidelines. A third series with members of the public was also filmed and is set to air following the celebrity edition in 2021.

The Cast

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Baga ChipzRuPaul’s Drag Race UK runner-up.

Sam Thompson and Pete Wicks – reality stars from Made In Chelsea and The Only Way Is Essex.

Duncan James – singer best known as a member of the boyband Blue.

Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha – TV presenters from the ITV talk-show Loose Women.

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Denise Van Outen – actress and presenter who is also competing on the upcoming season of Dancing On Ice.

Rickie Haywood-Williams and Melvin Odoom – Radio DJs who currently host a late show on BBC Radio 1.

Saffron Barker – YouTube star who competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2019.

Lady Leshurr – rapper best known for her “Queen’s Speech” series of freestyles; she is also competing on the upcoming season of Dancing On Ice.

Charlotte Crosby – reality star from Geordie Shore.

Celebrity Circle for Stand Up To Cancer will air on Channel 4 in early 2021. A second season of The Circle US is also expected to air on Netflix early next year.


Written by

Martin Holmes

Martin is a freelance writer from England. He’s represented by Berlin Associates for comedy writing and writes about TV and entertainment, currently for TV Insider and Vulture, previously Digital Spy, ET Canada, and Yahoo. A finalist for the Shortlist Sitcom Search in 2012 for “Siblings,” Martin received his BA in English with Creative Writing from The University of Hull. Martin is the owner and editor-in-chief of Insider Survivor.


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