PEOPLE are being sought to take part in a brand-new TV series set to be aired on Channel 4.

The Circle will see people from all walks of life compete a popularity contest for the chance to win up to £50,000.

The contestants will all live in a modern block but in individual apartments, interacting with one another exclusively through a bespoke voice-activated social media platform called The Circle.

The platform will enable them to chat, make friends, argue and maybe even fall in love.

Building their own profiles, contestants will only get to know each other from what they choose to reveal via The Circle and they will be able to communicate as a group or individually.

Throughout the contest the competitors will rate each other with whoever is liked the least running the risk of being ‘blocked’ and removed from The Circle. It is only when someone is 'blocked' that the others will learn about who they have really been interacting with

The upcoming show has been described as a “bold new factual entertainment series” that will ask questions about modern identity, how we portray ourselves and how we communicate through social media.

Gilly Greenslade, commissioning editor, Channel 4 said: “Are people we meet online who we think they are? The Circle is unique in that it promises to give viewers the chance to see how tech can change both who we are and how we’re perceived. It's hard to imagine a more timely show.”

Those interested in taking part should email or visit