Prepare yourselves, people! Two of the Spice Girls, Mel B and Emma Bunton have just announced they’ll appear on season 4 of the Netflix reality show The Circle and they’re participating as catfishes. After making our hearts sing with their 2019 reunion, these absolute icons are ready to make us die with laughter on the new season of the show.
In a video posted yesterday morning on their social media, Mel B (aka Scary Spice) and Emma Bunton (aka Baby Spice) revealed to all their fans that they are participating and they will attempt to fool the other players into believing they are someone else.
Netflix’s The Circle is an American reality competition show and a spin-off of the British version with the same name. During the competition, players are locked in separate houses in the same building and chat with each other over messenger, with some of them impersonating other people. Then, they have to rate one another and the lowest rated are eliminated from the competition. The last standing and most popular contestant wins a cash prize.
Big fans of the show, the two Spice Girls are the first celebrities to enter The Circle as catfishes. Another celebrity, Lance Bass appeared in the competition last season, but he did so as a celebrity profile. Instead, Scary Spice and Baby Spice are participating as a catfish profile under the name Jared, so other contestants will not know they are talking to the actual Spice Girls.
Surprise! Emma and Mel B from the Spice Girls have entered The Circle.
New episodes now streaming pic.twitter.com/GvZ0MJjrOf
— Netflix (@netflix) May 4, 2022
The two of them, however, are not playing to win. Their mission is to trick the majority of their fellow players and have them believe they’re not a catfish for a four-day period. If they succeed, more money will be added to the prize, bringing it to a total of $150,000.
When they were asked to join the show, their decision to participate was, in their own words, a “no brainer!” The pair expressed their excitement in entering the competition saying: “Nobody’s going to know that it’s us, because we’re going in as a catfish… We have absolutely no idea who we’re going to be playing. I’m just dying to know who it’s going to be.”
The Circle executive producer Toni Ireland commented on the participation of the two Spice Girls saying: “We were so lucky to get them because they’re just absolute icons that transcend generations. They’re worldwide superstars and they’re so much fun, and that’s what the show’s all about. And they were totally up for the game.”
Season 4 of The Circle, once again hosted by comedian Michelle Buteau, premiered on Netflix on May 4, with other episodes dropping on May 11, 18 and 25.
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