Emma Willis becomes host of Channel 4's The Circle

Channel 4’s reality show The Circle is back - and Big Brother presenter Emma Willis is taking over as host.

In a major coup for the channel, the former BB star has joined Channel 4’s answer to Big Bro, replacing Alice Levine and Maya Jama.

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A source tells The Sun “The producers decided to bring in one of the big guns in Emma. She will host a big launch event, and front a live show on a Friday.”

Emma said: “I’m delighted to be part of something incredibly relevant and can’t wait to see how mischievous people are prepared to be for £100,000.”

The first series was Channel 4’s most popular new factual entertainment series for young viewers in 2018, proving a massive hit with young audiences on social and critics alike, becoming Channel 4’s youngest profiling show since 2012 with an average of 49.4% profile of 16-24s.  On All 4, The Circle was the biggest new original commission launch since 2012, with over 10 million views.

The second series will see The Circle become more mischievous increasing the gameplay, drama and jeopardy.  Viewers will also be given greater control and increased interactivity with the game.  They will be able to influence how the contestants play – leading to unexpected and surprising consequences…