Tonight’s live final of The Circle saw Emma Willis make a hilarious blunder in the first 15 minutes of the show.
Emma hosted the show on Channel 4 for the final time this year as the finalists prepared to see who came out on top.
As Emma, 43, welcomed the last blocked player, Ella, to the live studio audience she referenced her previous job at Channel 5’s Big Brother .
She said: “So Ella has been locked up in the house…I mean apartments.”
Emma mistakenly called The Circle apartments ‘the house’, as in the Big Brother house from the axed series.
The live studio audience stirred as Emma laughed off her funny mistake.
Contestant Ella was in fits of laughter as she quipped: “Wrong show!”
Viewers instantly fled to Twitter to comment on the presenter’s awkward error.
One user wrote: “Big Brother still number 1.”
While another shared: “Emma Willis just accidentally referenced Big Brother on The Circle and now I’m sad. I miss Big Brother.”
A third commented: “Emma Willis dropping a Big Brother reference in there.”
Another user mocked: “Truth is out Emma about where The Circle want to go… Big Brother wannabe.”
Another viewer joked that Emma still thinks she is on similar show Big Brother as they tweeted: “Emma saying house lol still thinks she’s on big brother.”
A fan replied: “Gurl, this is not your other gig, the Big Brother.”
In a game where anyone can be anyone, players of the show live in the same building but reside in completely different apartments.
But the players never meet face to face and communicate only via social media platform The Circle in a bid to be voted the most popular by other contestants.
The five finalists – Tim, Woody, Georgina, Sammie and Paddy – ranked each other in order of their favourite to least favourite people.
After voting, the contestants finally met each other face-to-face for the first time.
This year the lucky winner will receive a whopping £175,000 cash prize, while the Viewers Champion will take home £25,000.
The winner will be announced during tonight’s live final.