Channel 4 has confirmed Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Madeley is set to take part in the highly anticipated second series of The Circle when it launches tonight.
Richard will join this year’s group of contestants but in a twist, he will not be playing as himself. Instead, the public will decide his profile by voting on The Circle app.
“This is genuinely different,” Richard said of the show. “I was aware of the programme. I’d seen a little bit of the last series, and I read quite a lot about it. I was quite intrigued by it at the time and it got some very interesting write-ups.
“It’s not your normal reality show. It’s got quite a lot going for it intellectually as well as being a lot of fun.”
The series follows contestants living in the same building but will never actually meet unless they are eliminated. They will only be able to communicate via the social media app known as “The Circle”. The last player that is the most popular will win and take home £100,000.
Richard went on to share that he will have to perform special tasks to do as the series goes on.
“I suspect I’ll probably have to be quite young in order to fit in,” he added. “I think what I’m going to have to try and avoid doing is not attempt to be cool or clever, or as we used to say, a very old-fashioned phrase, a wise guy.”
The Circle launches tonight at 9:15 pm on Channel 4 with host Emma Willis.