BBC’s The Traitors took the UK by storm back in December 2022 after season one was released and quickly amassed a dedicated following via word-of-mouth, becoming something of a cultural phenomenon and a staple in the weekly watching roster.
Set against the suitably dramatic backdrop of an eerie castle in the Scottish Highlands, the series saw contestants participating in the ultimate game of betrayal and deceit as the “Traitors” were tasked with working together to eliminate other contestants in hopes of winning the grand prize, while the “Faithfuls” strove to identify and evict the “Traitors” via voting.
It’s safe to say that the first season delivered on some deliciously brutal moments of backstabbing and uncomfortably suspenseful close calls, leaving us well and truly primed for another season.
And we’re pleased to say that as of tonight, that’s exactly what we’ll be getting!
The Traitors returns to BBC One on 3 January, with episode two and three airing on the BBC the following nights and being immediately available on iPlayer (there goes our evening plans for the rest of the week).
With Claudia Winkleman returning as The Traitors season 2 host and 22 new faces fighting it out for their share of the £120,000 prize, we’re finally being treated to another series of twists and turns.
So who are The Traitors contestants this year? Below, we reveal each of the new cast members. And as for whether they’re Faithfuls or Traitors? Well, you’ll have to wait and see.