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Irish TikToker Eric Roberts To Compete In Squid Game: The Challenge on Netflix

Jess Spencer
Jess Spencer

02:52 15 Nov 2023

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Irish TikToker Eric Roberts is one of the competitors in Netflix's new show, Squid Game: The Challenge. 

The programme is set to follow 456 people competing to win $4.56 million.

According to, he filmed the new Netflix reality show over a year ago but was unable to tell anyone about it.


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Taking part is massive for Eric, whose life changed when he unexpectedly gained a following in his 30s. He was already working as an SNA and said he 'fell into' social media.

As his online work ramped up, he decided to leave his SNA role earlier in the year to focus on his digital work.

A source told, “This is such an incredible opportunity for Eric to branch out into an international market.

“He took a huge leap when he quit his job as a full-time special needs assistant earlier this year, so this has proved he made the right decision to focus on his career as an entertainer.

“This is just the beginning of Eric’s TV career, and who knows what doors this could open for him.”

What's Squid Game: The Challenge about?

The new show is due to Netflix on November 22nd. It's based around the fictional drama, Squid Game, which follows 456 people playing in a life-or-death competition to win $40 million.

In the new show, competitors take part in a series of games inspired by the original show - plus surprising new additions - their strategies, alliances, and character will be put to the test while their fellow challengers are eliminated around them.

New episodes will be out weekly.

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