The Celebrity Circle Reveals The First Catfish

Loose Women going undercover…

Photo: Channel 4

The Circle UK is set to return next month with a celebrity special supporting Stand Up To Cancer, and we now have details on when the series is premiering and confirmation of the first celebrity catfish.

Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha will be following in the footsteps of fellow TV host Richard Madeley—who took part as a catfish in last year’s civilian edition of the show, playing a young woman named Judy.

As officially revealed by The Circle earlier today, the Loose Women hosts will be playing the game as The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins, which could prove quite the challenge.

“We are going into The Circle for Stand Up To Cancer and we are very nervous!” Adams said on Friday’s edition of Loose Women. “I think we may have made complete fools of ourselves. But hey, what’s new?”

Sawalha explained that they had to “keep it all a secret” as the series was filmed last September under strict COVID-19 guidelines. “We are catfishers, and we are both pretending to be the GC!” she added.

Also taking part in the celeb series are Lady Leshurr, Baga Chipz, Charlotte Crosby, Denise van Outen, Duncan James, Saffron Barker, Rickie Haywood-Williams & Melvin Odoom, and Sam Thompson & Pete Wisk.

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.


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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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