The Circle UK Season 3 Cast Revealed

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The Circle is currently gracing us with a celebrity special for Stand Up To Cancer, but the third season of the civilian edition is just around the corner.

Before the third season kicks-off at 9:15 PM on Channel 4 on Tuesday 16 March, get to know the new cast members below.

ANDY SMITH

Andy
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AGE: 34
OCCUPATION: Company Director
FROM: Solihull
PLAYING AS: Himself

Motivation: “My motivation is to show that you can win it with a bit of integrity. I really want to get a catfish to admit to me that they’re a catfish. I don’t know what I would do with that information, but that is my ultimate aim. I’d class that as winning.”

BILLY DAWSON

Billy
Photo: Channel 4

AGE: 18
OCCUPATION: Sports Marketing
FROM: Essex
PLAYING AS: Himself

Motivation: “The prize money! I do also like the game – The Circle is different to everything else, it’s very unique so I thought, why not?”

HASHU MOHAMMED

Hashu
Photo: Channel 4

AGE: 28
OCCUPATION: YouTuber
FROM: Birmingham
PLAYING AS: His Uncle Syed

Motivation: “From a young age I loved pranking people. I’ve always been the one in the house that makes everyone else laugh. This is the perfect opportunity for me to put my pranking and catfishing abilities to the test and entertain the British public, whilst hopefully getting a cash injection!”

JAMES CROSSLEY

James
Photo: Channel 4

AGE: 46
OCCUPATION: Strength coach
FROM: London
PLAYING AS: NHS Nurse Gemma

Motivation: “I’ve always been somebody who’s enjoyed different challenges, I started off bodybuilding and then I went into Gladiators. After that I went into acting and competing in strongman. Most of the challenges I’ve done have been quite body crushing. I think The Circle will be an interesting challenge to try and get away with playing somebody else, it uses different muscles to what I’m used to. I also really want to take this opportunity to give back to NHS nurses, winning the prize money would give me the chance to show my gratitude for all their hard work.”

JAMIE AND MILLIE

Jamie and Millie
Photo: Channel 4

AGE: 57 & 20
OCCUPATION: Therapist & Student
FROM: Hampshire
PLAYING AS: 49 year old Penny

Motivation: “It’s just one of the most unique games you can go into. With social media nowadays, it’s all about the way you present yourself. So to go in and get to know someone, without seeing fully who the person is, is quite refreshing.” – Millie

MANRIKA KHARIA

Manrika
Photo: Channel 4

AGE: 24
OCCUPATION: Recruitment (& TikTok)
FROM: Birmingham
PLAYING AS: Herself

Motivation: “I’ve been judged my whole life for the way I live because I come from an Indian background. My parents and family are very westernised but it’s the wider society, the way that I live isn’t the expectation of what an Indian girl should be. So, I’m going on to show that you can still live your life, have that social media lifestyle and also be a respectable girl.”

TALLY BRATTLE

Tally
Photo: Channel 4

AGE: 23
OCCUPATION: Doctor’s Receptionist
FROM: Worthing
PLAYING AS: Herself

Motivation: “I have built this Instagram that doesn’t really represent me as a person. I’m kind of embarrassed of my own Instagram. I really want to go on The Circle to strip everything back and be perceived as my normal quirky self rather than these posey, edited pictures. I want to see if you are really only accepted if you look a certain way.”

VITHUN ILLANKOVAN

Vithun
Photo: Channel 4

AGE: 23
OCCUPATION: Accountant
FROM: London
PLAYING AS: Himself

Motivation: “I have always been a fan of reality TV. I live for drama, chaos and anarchy! There has never been an Asian winner of a civilian reality TV show in the UK, I want to try and make history.”

YOLANDA THOMAS

Yolanda
Photo: Channel 4

AGE: 30
OCCUPATION: Dating Agent
FROM: London
PLAYING AS: Her husband Chris

Motivation: “To win the money. I could make Chris’s dream come true and launch a landscaping firm. A lot of people feel the world has given up on them and we want to help give people the opportunity to succeed and grow by learning a trade.”

The Circle season 3 premieres on Tuesday, March 16 at 9.15 PM on Channel 4.


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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