The Circle announces its series 3 winner

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: Nicholas Walker - Channel 4
Photo credit: Nicholas Walker - Channel 4

The Circle series 3 reached its dramatic conclusion on Channel 4 tonight (April 9).

It was left to remaining players Andy, Manrika, Syed (played by Hashu), Felix (Natalya) and Tom (Pippa and Joey) to battle it out in the last episode of what's been an absorbing run.

With the final votes cast and everyone perched on the end of their seats, Felix/Natalya was pronounced this year's winner by presenter Emma Willis.

Photo credit: Nicholas Walker - Channel 4
Photo credit: Nicholas Walker - Channel 4

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Addressing her triumph in the studio, 30-year-old police officer Natalya declared: "I must play a good man!" before sharing her strategy with Emma.

"If I was me, I would have been gone. I had to be the perfect man. What I see everyday at work is what I created."

It was an especially tight victory this evening, as the final vote resulted in a tie for top spot – Manrika was joint 1st at this point – but the pendulum swung Natalya's way in the end because she received the most 1st-place nods.

Throughout the series, fictional soldier Felix (who joined the line-up in Episode 5) was voted influencer two times before managing to avoid a double-blocking twist.

Photo credit: Nicholas Walker - Channel 4
Photo credit: Nicholas Walker - Channel 4

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As for how the final result went down with The Circle's fanbase, we've gathered a few reactions below:

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The Circle airs on Channel 4.

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