As officially revealed by The Circle earlier today, Made In Chelsea‘s Sam Thompson and The Only Way Is Essex‘s Pete Wicks will not only be playing as a pair but they’ll be taking on the role of Countdown co-presenter, Rachel Riley.
“If you haven’t watched The Circle before, some people are themselves and some people are catfish and you have to work out who is who,” Thompson explained on Monday’s episode of Pete & Sam’s Reality News. “We played Rachel Riley, and, as it turns out, we actually played better women than we do men.”
— The Circle (@C4TheCircle) February 23, 2021
It was previously announced that Loose Women hosts Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha will be catfishing as TOWIE star, Gemma Collins, while RuPaul’s Drag Race UK contestant Baga Chipz will be playing as celebrity cleaner, Kim Woodburn.
Also taking part in the series are Lady Leshurr, Charlotte Crosby, Denise van Outen, Duncan James, Saffron Barker, and Rickie Haywood-Williams & Melvin Odoom.
The Celebrity Circle is expected to launch on Tuesday, March 9 at 9:15-10:30 PM, immediately following the Great British Bake Off, according to preliminary Channel 4 schedules. A third civilian series is set to air soon after.