Exclusive – The Circle’s Billy reveals who should win season 3 after being ‘blocked’ from Channel 4 show

He's "Team Vithun", but he thinks this player has the winning recipe when it comes to the Channel 4 show.

The Circle 2021 contestant Billy

Billy became the latest contestant to be blocked from the The Circle, after Gemma (James) was sent on a mission to become an Assassin and get him blocked.

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Fresh out of the show, the 19-year-old sports marketing manager from Essex has no hard feelings.

Speaking exclusively to RadioTimes.com, he said: “I can’t be annoyed. I can’t be angry because if the shoe was on my foot, then I’d do the same thing. If the show said to me, ‘Do this or be blocked’ you’re going to do it. And in reality, he had to be brutal because he had a day. It’s tough because he had to try and win people over and he didn’t know who people are closer to. So, hats off because he did it!”

So far, the contestants in  The Circle 2021 line-up have found and eliminated two players who were catfishing – first Yolanda as her husband Chris, and then father and daughter, Jamie and Millie, who were playing real estate agent Penny.

Billy decided to go in the show as himself, however, was accused of being his mother playing as him.

This resulted in influencers at the time, Manrika and Andy, choosing to keep catfish Gemma over him.

“I don’t know why they thought that, because me and my mum are really different in real life,” Billy laughed.

So, does he regret being himself, rather than playing a character?

“No, if I was given 1000 goes at this, I would be myself 1000 times. I’m happy I did. I would have been more annoyed at myself if I didn’t. It’s easy to be yourself because you know who you are.” he explained.

The Circle 2021 contestant Andy
The Circle 2021 contestant Andy
Channel 4

One character who is playing himself and has been rated as an influencer twice, is 34-year-old company director Andy from Solihull.

Billy thinks this could get him far on the show.

When asked who he thought had a good chance of winning the third series, he said: “I think if you look at how it has played out, because I’m watching it day by day like everyone else, you’ve got to be backing Andy! I think that looking at it, as much I am Team Vithun, I feel like I’d put my money on Andy at the minute!”

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