The Circle DROPPED by Channel 4 following third season 😱

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by Georgie Holland |
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Channel 4 have announced their decision not to commission another series of the popular social media based show The Circle, after the third series of the show came to an end earlier this year. Not to worry though, as our knight in shining armour, Netflix, is reportedly in talks to pick up the UK edition of the show.

According to reports, Channel 4 will be dropping the popular show, that comfortably sat in their 10pm slot, in order to explore new ideas.

Stephen Lambert, chief executive of production company Studio Lambert, said, "We are grateful to Channel 4 for all they did to help launch this innovative and entertaining format."

There is some good news though, as Stephen went onto suggest that the company is in talks with Netflix about picking up where The Circle UK, which was hosted by Emma Willis, left off. The streaming giant currently is the current home to the US version of the show.

We've got everything crossed, tbh.

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Speaking of letting go of the show, despite its huge growth in popularity, a Channel 4 spokesman said, "The Circle has been a huge hit for young audiences and has grown successively over three seasons on Channel 4, consistently outperforming slot averages.

"We’re incredibly proud to have worked with Studio Lambert North and Motion Content Group to invest in such an innovative show and to have given it a springboard for its international format success."

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They continued, "In much the same way as when we originally commissioned The Circle, Channel 4 has a responsibility to continually look at how we reinvent and create space for new ideas, and so we have decided not to commission the show for a fourth season.

"We’d like to thank Studio Lambert, Motion and all those involved for The Circle’s huge success over the last three series."

The show ain't over yet, we've got our fingers crossed that Netflix will be picking up The Circle UK for a fourth series!

The Circle is now available to stream on All 4.

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