Addicted to Instagram? Live for Facebook likes? Follow the latest gossip on twitter?
The Circle is an ambitious new TV factual entertainment series, where contestants compete against each other to be deemed the most popular. Contestants in the Circle will all live in one modern block but separately in individual apartments, interacting with one another exclusively through a bespoke voice-activated social media platform, called The Circle, that the production team controls and curates.
Like many people using social media today, The Circle will enable them to chat, make friends, argue and maybe even fall in love. Building their own profiles, contestants will only get to know each other from what they choose to reveal via The Circle.
Contestants are filmed around the clock, for the duration of the series, with little or no contact with the outside world. The production team will be in total control and there will be games, surprises, twists and turns. The competition will suit confident people who are prepared to be put to the test.
There is a maximum £50k prize up for grabs for the most popular contestant at the end of the competition. Throughout the contest the competitors will rate each other with whoever is liked the least running the risk of being ‘blocked’ and removed from The Circle. The viewing public will also rate the contestants.
The programmes will be filmed, edited and broadcast whilst the contestants are living in this environment. Contestants won’t have the opportunity to see programmes before they air.