Tally Brattle was blocked from The Circle (Picture: Channel 4)
There was another shock in The Circle as Tally Brattle was blocked by her co-stars – with Andy Smith opting to save catfish Dorothy.
Tally found herself at the bottom of the ratings on yesterday’s episode, and at risk of being booted out.
However, despite feeling awful for placing her fellow ‘geezer girl’ in bottom place in a bid to save boyfriend ‘Felix’ – aka Natalya – Manrika sewed the seeds of doubt in Andy’s mind ahead of the blocking.
‘I love Tally, but my heart’s telling me something isn’t right,’ she told him.
Andy was voted to be ‘the blocker’ by his co-stars, and eventually shared his final decision, confirming that he had saved Dorothy.
‘The player that has been blocked from The Circle is Tally,’ host Emma Willis confirmed.
Dorothy was saved in the brutal blocking (Picture: Channel 4)
As Tally cried about the decision, Manrika said: ‘I feel responsible for that. Maybe if I hadn’t rated her so low, she wouldn’t have been in the bottom.
‘I could actually cry.
‘I’m going to miss that girl so much.’
The episode ended with Tally going to meet one of her co-stars – but who will she choose to meet?
Fans were left livid by the exit, flocking to Twitter to discuss the scenes.
Andy was in charge of the blocking (Picture: Channel 4)
‘Genuinely so gutted! Tally was an amazing part of the circle and always brought a smile to my face, Sunday night won’t be the same #TheCircle,’ one replied.
‘Omg I wasn’t expecting that at all. So Tally is the latest player to be blocked,’ another said.
‘That was a snaky move from Andy and certainly one I didn’t expect considering everyone thought that Tally was genuine wow I’m pure gobsmacked #TheCircle.’
‘Didn’t like how much “Felix” celebrated Tally being blocked #TheCircle and she has the nerve to say Gemma has no morals and crossed a line,’ a follower fumed.
As a Twitter user begged: ‘Can Andy stop being responsible for blocking decisions plz. Billy then Tally! S***e choices #TheCircle.’
Tally hasn’t had the easiest time of it on the Channel 4 show, as her profile was cloned by Yolanda just a few days after the competition started.
When she eventually convinced most of her fellow Circlers that she was the original Tally, the star found herself near the bottom of the ratings, and at risk of being blocked.
Manrika also chose to put her last in the ratings despite their close friendship – with fans raging at the shock decision.
‘I love that girl to bits but she will get rid of Felix,’ she said. ‘She is buying everything Gemma’s saying and I can’t have it.
‘I’m being strategic but it’s a game and I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do.
‘I feel like I haven’t got my girl’s back but at the moment, I feel like her judgement is massively clouded on Gemma’s bulls**t.
‘Until that’s cleared, I can’t have her having any sort of power.’
The Circle continues on Monday, at 10pm, on Channel 4.