The Circle is about to get even more complicated tonight – with James Crossley, aka Gemma the NHS nurse, seemingly about to reveal his true identity to Andy.
The Gladiators star has been masquerading as Gemma in the game in order to gain favour with the rest of the players – but the sudden blocking of real player Tally has left him with a guilty conscience.
While it initially worked, many have become suspicious that he’s a catfish, and after a particular bonding moment with family man Andy, James begins to feel it’s time to come clean.
‘I’m kind of bursting to get out of the guise of Gemma,’ said the bodybuilder, in a first look clip of tonight’s show.
‘I need to get my suit of armour back on and be me, rather than be a young, professional woman.’
In a private chat with Andy, who is a genuine player, James wrote: ‘I have to say, after the last few days, the only person I really trust is you. I’ve really been thinking about what you said about integrity the other day.
James has had enough of being Gemma (Picture: Channel 4)
James has been pretending to be an NHS nurse to win over the players (Picture: Channel 4)
‘It’s been on my mind non-stop. I feel you are my only true friend, so there’s something I want to tell you.
‘It’s true I’m here to raise money for the NHS but I didn’t want to be judged for who I truly am. Most of what I’ve said is absolutely true, some of it a slight spin on the truth, and some of it false.’
Andy looked shocked as ‘Gemma’ concluded: ‘I’m putting my future in The Circle in your hands, and it’s up to you what you do with the information.’
While that is going on, the drama is heating up as Tally gets to meet one player before she leaves the flats.
Could she choose fellow ‘geezer gal’ Manrika, who threw her under the bus in the last rankings, or will she chose Andy, who was left in charge with blocking her?
The Circle continues tonight at 10pm on Channel 4.