Channel 4 cancels 'The Circle' after three series
There will not be a fourth series of The Circle
Channel 4 has today announced that it has cancelled the popular reality TV show The Circle.
In the show, contestants move into different apartments in the same block and are only permitted to communicate via a social media platform. During the series, contestants can choose to play as themselves or as a catfish.
In short, players form tactical alliances and attempt to become the most popular player.
The series first aired back in 2018, with Emma Willis starring as The Circle's host.
Despite series three being a roaring success, Channel 4 has said that there will not be another series of The Circle.
Channel 4 said in a statement to Digital Spy: "The Circle has been a huge hit for young audiences and has grown successively over three seasons on Channel 4, consistently outperforming slot averages.
"We're incredibly proud to have worked with Studio Lambert North and Motion Content Group to invest in such an innovative show and to have given it a springboard for its international format success.
"In much the same way as when we originally commissioned The Circle, Channel 4 has a responsibility to continually look at how we reinvent and create space for new ideas, and so we have decided not to commission the show for a fourth season.
"We'd like to thank Studio Lambert, Motion and all those involved for The Circle's huge success over the last three series."
Fans, naturally, are disappointed at the recent announcement. It seems the Circle chat really has come to an end.