The Celebrity Circle announces 2021 winner

Tasha Hegarty
·2-min read
Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

From Digital Spy

The Celebrity Circle has announced its winner for 2021, with rapper Lady Leshurr, playing as Big Narstie, taking the title.

It's been an exciting week watching the celebrities trying to convince each other they are who they say they are, with some hilarious slip-ups along the way.

YouTube star Saffron Barker, who was playing as herself, came in second place.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

After the result was announced, Lady Leshurr was very emotional and apologised to everyone for getting upset.

"I feel like such an idiot for crying," she said. "I initially did this because I lost my sister to breast cancer, and literally, this means everything to me, thank you, guys, honestly. I can't believe it."

As for the rest of the finalists, the results were revealed to be radio DJs Melvin Odoom and Rickie Haywood-Williams catfishing as The Voice UK's will.i.am coming in fifth place.

In joint third place was Denise Van Outen, who was playing as herself, and Made in Chelsea's Sam Thompson and TOWIE's Pete Wicks catfishing as Countdown's Rachel Riley.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

Related: The Circle series 3: Meet the Cast

Tomorrow (March 16) is the return of the civilian series of The Circle, which will see nine 'characters' compete for the top prize – and the viewers' favourite.

When The Circle was last on our screens in 2019, Paddy Smyth was crowned the winner of the show's second series, while Tim Wilson was voted as the viewers' favourite.

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Series 3 of The Circle begins tomorrow (Tuesday, March 16) at 9.15pm on Channel 4.

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