When was The Circle filmed?

16 March 2021, 21:12

The Circle UK returns to screens this week - here's what we know about when the Channel 4 show was filmed.

The new series of The Circle is finally back on our screens, and many viewers have been wondering when the Channel 4 show was filmed.

Read more: What is The Circle and how does the TV show work?

If you aren't familiar with the premise of the show, players of social media app 'The Circle' all move into the same apartment building, but only ever meet each other online.

Emma Willis will return to present The Circle
Emma Willis will return to present The Circle. Picture: Channel 4

Therefore, each contestant can either play as themselves or 'catfish' their fellow players.

Here's your need-to-know on when it was filmed.

When was The Circle filmed?

While we don't know exactly when the show was filmed, it is likely it was toward the latter half of 2020.

Unlike previous seasons of the show, The Circle was filmed without live shows and a studio audience, in line with coronavirus regulations.

As with previous series', as well as the USA version, the programme was filmed in Salford, England, in a purpose-built apartment block.

Who is in The Circle line-up?

We don't yet know much about the contestants taking part, but watch this space...

Who was on The Celebrity Circle?

The Celebrity Circle took place in the week running up to the normal version, with Lady Leshurr (playing as Big Narstie) being crowned winner.

Speaking at the end of the show, she said: "I lost my sister to breast cancer and this means everything to me, honestly. Thank you. I can’t believe it."

Lady Leshurr was in tears when Emma Willis announced that she had beaten YouTuber Saffron Barker to the top spot.

Opening up to the group at the end of the show, she said: "I feel like such an idiot crying.

"I did this because I lost my sister to breast cancer and this means everything to me, honestly."

Emma then told her: "You were amazing, just brilliant to watch.

The full cast of The Celebrity Circle is below:

  • Baga Chipz (playing as Kim Woodburn)
  • Charlotte Crosby (playing as Peter Andre)
  • Denise van Outen
  • Duncan James
  • Kaye Adams and Nadia Sawalha (playing as Gemma Collins)
  • Lady Leshurr (playing as Big Narstie)
  • Melvin Odoom and Rickie Haywood-Williams (playing as will.i.am)
  • Pete Wicks and Sam Thompson (playing as Rachel Riley)
  • Saffron Barker
The Celebrity Circle starts on 9 March 2021
The Celebrity Circle finished on Monday 16 March. Picture: Channel 4

The Circle starts at 9:15pm on Tuesday 16 March

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