Celebrity version of The Traitors is in the works

The BBC is planning a celebrity version of ‘The Traitors.’

When a show has some success, you can predict that a celeb version will come alone very quickly!

The Traitors is a British reality television series broadcast on BBC One, based on the Dutch series De Verraders, which premiered on 29 November 2022. The game show – which is fronted by ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ host Claudia Winkleman – follows a group of strangers all posing as ‘Faithful’ contestants to win a cash prize of up to £120,000 but features a small number of “traitors” who “murder” one of their fellow contestants each night and following a successful launch series, a string of famous faces could now reportedly be gearing up to take part.

“Everyone’s been thrilled with how much love there’s been for The Traitors and a celebrity version is a natural next step. Viewers will get to see different sides of some big names as they try to manipulate others or uncover the truth about fellow players.”

The celebrity edition is thought to be being planned as a charity edition for either Children in Need or Comic Relief and Claudia herself has already named a string of stars she would like to see take on the mental and physical challenges, including the likes of former ‘EastEnders’ actor Adam Woodyatt and ‘This Morning’ presenter Alison Hammond.

She said: “Victoria Coren, Kirsty Young, Adam Woodyatt, Stephen Fry, Alison Hammond… let’s do it!”

The inaugural series of the show came to a conclusion and Claudia previously explained – which is filmed in the Scottish Highlands and is based on a format that originated in the Netherlands – that she was “obsessed” with the concept.

She said: “I’m obsessed by psychological games and I couldn’t stop watching the Dutch version of the show. The fact that the BBC version is set in a castle in Scotland and the producers want me to wear tweed meant I was all in.”

At the end of the game the cash prize will only be won if the remaining contestants are all on team Faithful, but if a Traitor has managed to reach the final of the game, they alone will win the cash and the others will leave with nothing.

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