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Let's Remember The Most Brutal Reveal On The Circle As Channel 4 Cancels Show

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Let's Remember The Most Brutal Reveal On The Circle As Channel 4 Cancels Show

WARNING: VIDEO CONTENT CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE

After three series of reality show The Circle - which sees a group of co-habiting contestants communicate solely through a social media platform - it has now been cancelled by Channel 4.

So what better time to look back on one of the show's most brutal revelations?

Let's do a little revision, first. The show's format meant that contestants could either play as themselves or someone else, meaning that they could be catfishing the other players.

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Dan (L) finally got to meet 'Kate' who was actually Alex Hobern (R). Credit: Channel 4/The Circle
Dan (L) finally got to meet 'Kate' who was actually Alex Hobern (R). Credit: Channel 4/The Circle

During the grand finale, the remaining contestants would finally meet in person for the first time and ultimately find out whether or not they'd been catfished.

One moment that will go down in the show's history was when Alex Hobern met Dan Mosaku for the first time.

Dan believed he was meeting a woman called 'Kate', with whom he'd been flirting via the social media platform throughout the series.

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Kate did exist in real life - however, she was (and still is) Alex's girlfriend, and he was pretending to be her throughout. As you can imagine, this didn't go down well with Dan, who had to be removed from the situation to calm down.

Here's the moment the pair met:

After Dan found out he'd been played, Alex went on to win the series, as well as becoming the 'Viewers Champion'. He went away with a total of £75,000 (£50k for winning and £25k for the 'Viewers Champion' win).

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He's now claimed that he actually gave Dan some of his winnings. Speaking to LADbible, Alex said: "I felt very guilty from the moment Dan and I sat down and for months afterwards. Particularly after I won both the prizes.

"I even ended up giving Dan some of the prize money due to the feeling that I had betrayed him in front of the nation.

"Dan was actually removed from the situation initially to allow him to calm down, leaving me stewing on my own in the room for a while. Then he was returned for the conversation that was aired. Very very awkward."

Credit: Channel 4/The Circle
Credit: Channel 4/The Circle
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He went on to add: "At the time It didn't feel like anything helped the situation. Even with the addition of Sian and Freddie, the tension was still there and I just wanted the ground to swallow me up and get me the hell out of there."

After the show aired, Alex and Dan became friends and even started a podcast. They now keep in touch regularly and although Alex refused to comment on the cancellation of the show, he did say that it was an experience that he's 'not in a rush to relive'.

Since being on The Circle, Alex has opened up about the impact it had on his mental wellbeing. He's also used some of the money he won to build a brand aimed at increasing awareness and conversation around mental wellbeing, called Happy Dayz.

You can find out more about Happy Dayz here.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/The Circle

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Channel 4

Rebecca Shepherd
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