THE Circle’s Jamie and Millie became the first people to be blocked after failing to convince the others with their “Penny” catfish.
Student Millie and relationship therapist Jamie played Penny, a 49-year-old letting agent from London.
Millie failed to convince the others she was Penny
However, they were sniffed out by The Circle’s “Syed” – a catfish played by 28-year-old Hashu – and Andy, who is playing as himself.
After Syed and Andy became influencers, they deliberated over who to vote for, before finally picking the pair.
In the message to the group, they wrote: “Hi guys, Syed and I have thought long and hard about this, it’s always gonna be tough to make a call like this for any of us but we are both agreed on the outcome.
“We’ve based our decision on who we thought was a catfish. At this stage of the game, it feels like the only way to make a fair judgement. We came to the conclusion because despite us having chats with this person, it became very difficult to glean any information beyond the surface level conversation.”
They believed they couldn’t get any information out of Penny, which led them to think they were a catfish.
Jamie looked disappointed with the choice
heir message to the group
After being blocked, the pair went to visit Syed – discovering it was actually Hashu.
In their leaving message, Jamie said: “We’ve had the most amazing time together as father and daughter. I never get to see this much of Millie and it’s been the best.”
While Millie said: “We went to visit Syed and we just want to say, not everyone is who they say they are in The Circle.”
Now The Circle are sure the person they visited was a catfish.
Penny and Jamie became the first to be blocked on The CircleCredit: Channel 4
Speaking about Penny before the show, Jamie said: “The catfish we’ve created together, Penny, is a very likeable, slightly sassy, come from the school of hard knocks 49-year-old. She’s a great listener.”
Millie said of her motivation to go on The Circle: “It’s just one of the most unique games you can go into.
“With social media nowadays, it’s all about the way you present yourself.”