Where was The Circle filmed?

16 March 2021, 21:03

The Circle filming location: where in Salford is the apartment building and set location?

The Circle UK is back - with the regular series of the show kicking off on Tuesday 16 March.

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

If you aren't familiar with its premise, the show sees the players move into the same apartment block and get to know each other on social media app 'The Circle'.

The Celebrity Circle airs on 9 March 2021
The Celebrity Circle airs on 9 March 2021. Picture: Channel 4

They never meet face-to-face, so they are therefore free to play as themselves or 'catfish' their fellow contestants.

Fans of the show will recognise the apartments from previous seasons here's your need-to-know on where the show was filmed.

Where was The Circle filmed?

The show was filmed in a specially-designed apartment building in Salford, England.

Filming for The Circle USA also took place in the building, as did season two of The Circle UK and the celeb version of the show. The first series of the show was filmed in London.

One of the building's most notable features is a large circle on the outside, which is lit up with LED lights.

The Circle USA was also filmed in the same apartment building
The Circle USA was also filmed in the same apartment building. Picture: Netflix

The building has been prepared with 12 furnished apartments for the players to live in, and also boasts an exercise room and rooftop lounge for them to make use of.

There is also a 'the testimonial room', which is where blocked players go to record goodbye messages - and reveal whether or not they were catfish.

All rooms are all fitted with cameras and TV screens.

When is The Circle on Channel 4?

The Circle starts at 9pm on Channel 4 on Tuesday 16 March.

This is the first ever celeb version of the show
The celeb version of The Circle finished on Monday 15 March. Picture: Channel 4

Who won The Celeb version of The Circle?

Lady Leshurr, who was 'catfishing' as Big Narstie, was crowned winner of the show.

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.

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