Zoe Ball and Fatboy Slim’s son Woody will star in the new series of The Circle

Zoe Ball and Fatboy Slim’s son Woody will star in the new series of The Circle

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ZOE Ball’s son Woody will compete for the £100,000 prize in the new series of The Circle.

The 18-year-old told the Daily Star that his mum Zoe and dad Norman Cook, aka DJ Fatboy Slim, have told him to watch what he says on the show.

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Zoe Ball’s son Woody will compete for the £100,000 prize in the new series of The Circle[/caption]

He said: “My parents do know I’m doing the show and they are supportive. They have ­given me a lot to think about from past experiences, and advice.

“They said that what you say on TV is out there forever and you can’t unsay it and that once you share too much you never unshare it.”

Series two begins on Tuesday night and will run for just over three weeks.

In June The Sun exclusively revealed that Emma Willis would be replacing last year’s hosts Maya Jama and Alice Levine.


The 18-year-old’s mum Zoe and dad Norman Cook, aka DJ Fatboy Slim, have given him advice[/caption]

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Woody said his parents are supportive[/caption]

A source said: “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.”

Former Big Brother presenter 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 show has been billed as a cross between Big Brother, Catfish and Black Mirror and is nothing like we’ve ever seen before.

Each contestant moves into a newly refurbished block of flats in London and is handed the keys to their own apartment.

The new show is based in a Manchester flat block
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There’s a hot tub on the roof
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Contestants have access to a gym
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The bedrooms are stylish[/caption]

Emma Willis is the show’s new host
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None of the stars ever meet one another in person, until they are knocked out of the game.

Instead they communicate with one another by a specially designed social media app.

The platform is completely voice activated, meaning the contestants speak to one another through the app – rather than face-to-face.

Studio Lambert’s Creative Director, Tim Harcourt explained: “When one player speaks, the other player can immediately read what they’ve said and talk back to them.

“To the television viewer, it will look like a normal real life conversation, except neither player can see what the other one actually looks like.

“All they can see of the other person are the photos they have chosen to put up on their profile page.

Alice Levine and Maya Jama hosted the first series in 2018
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“In The Circle, you are what you share which is what makes The Circle so interesting and unusual, because this is a popularity contest decided on by the players themselves.

“And since the contestants only know each other by what they claim they are on their profile pages, they can chose to be whomever they think will make them the most popular person in the group.

“They may decide being rigorously authentic about who they really are will make them most popular. Or they may want to make themselves younger, prettier or more glamorous than they really are.

“Or they may go much further and decide to present an entirely fictional version of themselves.”

The game means that any of the stars can pretend to be whatever, and whoever, they want to be.

Alex won The Circle last year
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At the end of the series, the most popular player – the person whoever gets the most likes – will be in with a chance to win the £100,000 prize pot.

Last year Alex was announced as the winner of The Circle and scooped £75,000.

Over the course of the show he’d been playing the game as a girl called Kate, using his girlfriend Millie’s pictures.

In the final the remaining contestants met face to face and fellow contestant Dan – who Alex had been flirting with as Kate – was shocked to discover that Kate was really a man.

Alex is a YouTuber and has a wealth of knowledge of social media having worked as a content producer for UNILAD.

He earned the cash prize of £50,000 and also emerged as the viewer’s champion, netting an extra £25,000.

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