The full cast for the new BBC show ‘The Traitors’ has been released, with six of the contestants hailing from London. The show is almost like a real life version of the popular computer game ‘Among Us’, and is described as a “nail-biting psychological competition”.
Fans of Strictly Come Dancing were treated to a sneak peek at the show as a trailer was shown during the BBC show over the weekend. It is hosted by co-host of Strictly Come Dancing, Claudia Winkleman and will pit 22 strangers against each other.
People from all walks of life head to the Scottish Highlands to a remote castle for the new reality show. Hidden amongst them are the Traitors, whose job it is to secretly murder every player at night, and go undetected.
An opposition group, named ‘The Faithfuls’ will attempt to identify who the traitors are, and banish them from the game before they claim their next victim. The prize could potentially be life changing, with £120,000 up for grabs.
If some of the faithfuls are lucky enough to survive in the end, they will have a chance of winning the money. However, if a traitor roams about still undetected, they’ll swoop all of the money.
Which contestants from The Traitors are from London?
Alex is a 26-year-old presenter and actor from London. When asked why she applied, she said “When I looked into it, I thought it seemed like a really interesting concept.
“There hasn’t been a reality show like this. Something based on strategy and an adventure in the Scottish Highlands. I thought ‘why not? Let’s see where this goes and see what happens.”
Amos is a doctor from North London. When asked about his motivation for appearing on the show, he said “I’d worked as a doctor for three years through the pandemic on the frontline and wanted to do something that was slightly different, something for myself.”
The 30-year-old was quizzed about a game plan, and explained why he’d rather be a Faithful. He said “Not really, it depends on the role I get.
“I genuinely don’t want to be a Traitor. It doesn’t fit into my principles, so I’d prefer to be Faithful".
Hannah is a 32-year-old comedian. On what she thinks she will bring to the game, Hannah said “I’ll bring some lightness and I’ll bring some humour, I’m hoping to otherwise I’m definitely on the wrong career path!
“I’m hoping to surprise people. I’ll be so involved, I’m not going to play it half-heartedly, I want to get as far as I possibly can.”
Unlike Amos, Hannah would definitely prefer to be a Traitor, saying “Thrilled, couldn’t be happier. Honestly, I’d be so excited.
“All this cloak and dagger stuff, I’m so into it. I love it”
Nicky is indifferent about being a Traitor or a Faithful, and believes she has traits that could serve both sides. When asked what she may do with the winnings, she said “What I want to do is get the pot of money to be able to be in a position to help me with bionic prosthetics and be able to look at a few companies, then I can play ball.
“At the moment, I haven’t got the money so there’s no point going around to these companies to see. I’ve paid for some trials, but I need to be able to see where I can get a proper fitting and by then hopefully the price will come down.
“It may lead the way for other people with a similar injury, prove that it’s doable and usable, and then maybe it would be available on the NHS, who knows.”
The trainee lawyer from London admits he’s a ‘drama queen’ and an ‘agent of chaos’ when asked about why he is coming on the show. The 25-year-old said “I’m excited by the prospect of getting a licence to backstab everyone!
“I’ve done my research. It all sounds insane and that’s exactly the kind of chaos I’m looking for.”
Wilfred has meticulously thought about his tactics on the show, and revealed he has a game plan for being a Faithful or a Traitor. He said “I have a game plan for both being a Faithful or a Traitor, but it’s a flexible game plan and I have a basis on how I will start.
“In terms of presence, I don’t want to be too much, but I don’t want to be too little. If you’re too much, you might be seen as a threat to people, if you’re too quiet then they’ll get rid of you for not bringing much to the table.
“It’s about trying to find that middle ground of being very present, but not too much. I like to have a laugh and a good conversation. So, I’ll be trying to hold myself back at certain points.”
How to watch The Traitors on TV
The Traitors will air on BBC One on Tuesday, November 29 at 9:30pm following the conclusion of England v Wales. The series will last for a grand total of 12 episodes.