Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz is catfishing as Kim Woodburn on The Celebrity Circle

Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz is catfishing as Kim Woodburn on The Celebrity Circle

The Celebrity Circle will welcome Drag Race UK star Baga Chipz – but not as you know her.

The Drag Race star is one of 12 celebrities taking part in the star-studded spin-off of The Circle, which sees contestants living in separate apartments and able to communicate only through a social media platform called The Circle.

Participants are free to pretend to be someone else to win over their fellow celebrities, and Baga is set to impersonate none other than How Clean Is Your House? icon Kim Woodburn.

Drag Race fans are no strangers to a catfishing controversy, but this time it is all decidedly above board.

In a teaser clip for The Celebrity Circle, the self-professed queen of the battered sausage quipped: “There is no way I could go in as myself. In the real world I’m very popular and very famous and so they would just block me.

“People think the real Kim, but I actually do, and she is a lovely woman with a heart of gold. I’m going to show the loving Kim that I know.”

The pair have actually met before, with Baga sharing a snap on her Twitter of herself with Woodburn at G-A-Y, long before the Drag Race UK days.

The Celebrity Circle will have more famous catfishing

Baga will have competition from Denise van Outen and Blue singer Duncan James, who will both be playing themselves – because if If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?

Meanwhile, Loose Women‘s Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams will be catfishing as Gemma Collins, rapper Lady Leshurr will be Big Narstie, while radio presenters Melvin Odoom and Rickie Haywood-Williams will be will.i.am.

Rounding out The Celebrity Circle line-up are Saffron Barker as herself, reality stars Pete Wicks and Sam Thompson as Rachel Riley, and Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby as Peter Andre. Phew.

A release says: “With some of the celebs playing as themselves and others taking on a celebrity catfish persona, this edition of the game will see suspicions heightened and gameplaying galore as the celebs compete for the title of most popular player.

“The series is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, a joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving research.”

Presenter Emma Willis said in a release: “The Circle is just brilliant, unmissable television. I loved every minute of being a part of it and I’m delighted to be returning to it for another series where I’ll be right at the centre of all the mischief and drama!”

The Celebrity Circle for Stand Up To Cancer starts on Tuesday 9 March on Channel 4.



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