Channel 4’s social media-themed reality show The Circle is only two episodes in, and it’s already landed a huge cliffhanger.
Presented by Alice Levine and Maya Jama, the show sees eight contestants spend three weeks in a block of flats. It’s essentially a popularity contest, but with a twist — the contestants only ever communicate with each other via ‘The Circle’, a bespoke social media platform, meaning they can pretend to be whoever they want.
Last night saw Jennifer, 40, who’d been pretending to be a cancer doctor, eliminated — or ‘blocked’ — from the contest by the other contestants.
However, Jennifer was then told she could pick one of the other contestants to meet in real-life… and she seemed to be leaning towards ‘Kate’.
Just to recap — ‘Kate’ is in reality Alex, who’s using pictures of his girlfriend for his online persona. Viewers have previously pointed out his catfishing prowess, with one social media user hailing him a “genius”.
Alex going full catfish. Winner#TheCircle
— Rich Jones (@RichWLJones) September 18, 2018
Alex isn't slipping up at all, its actually quite convincing #thecircle
— Alex Hobern (@alexhobern) September 19, 2018
Alex is a genius! Creating a girls chat and getting them thinking someone else is a Catfish ???????????? #TheCircle
— Lisa ????????|????????❤️???????????? #StayHome #Lockdown2 ???? (@birdy87) September 19, 2018
Now viewers are desperate to find out whether Jennifer will meet ‘Kate’ — and what her reaction will be when she discovers ‘she’s’ a ‘he’ and Kate’s actually Alex.
omg jennifer please pick kate!!! #thecircle
— Rose (@itsprettyqueer) September 19, 2018
I SWEAR IF JENNIFER MEETS ‘KATE ‘ TOMORROW IT WILL BE THE MOST ICONIC MOMENT #TheCircle
— ˙ɐuuɐ (@Anna25032002_) September 20, 2018
Wow would be so funny if Jennifer met Alex #thecircle
— Louise Wraith (@LouiseWraith) September 19, 2018
“Jennifer better knock on Kate (Alex)[‘s] door,” one viewer wrote on Twitter.
Jennifer better knock on Kate (Alex) door #TheCircle
— SIMP FOR PLT???????????? (@xjnaaaa) September 19, 2018
I really wanna see Jennifer knock on Kate's door for a guy to answer? #thecircle
— Emma❄️ (@emmanorth97) September 19, 2018
Confused? We don’t blame you…
The Circle continues at 10pm on Channel 4 this Wednesday 19th September