Channel 4 axes The Circle after just three series as bosses are ‘keen to make room for new ideas’

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Channel 4 has dropped The Circle after just three seasons.

The network is looking for fresh ideas to replace the show, despite the success of the last celebrity series.

Studio Lambert chief executive Stephen said they're already in talks with streaming giant Netflix to host the The Circle UK on their platform as the US version is already on there and has been commissioned for a third series itself.

"We are grateful to Channel 4 for all they did to help launch this innovative and entertaining format," he said.

A spokesperson for the Channel 4 also 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.

"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."

Broadcast also tweeted about the decision as they explained the network is looking for new ideas. They wrote: "C4 considers the youth-skewing, 10pm format to have been a success, but says it's keen to make room for new ideas."

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