Amanda Lovett

Everything you need to know about The Traitors before series two

Albeit in the form of a fresh hell for its participants.

There was something slightly sadistic about how gripped millions of us were last year, watching 22 people descend into the very depths of paranoid despair as they systematically picked off one another. But you just couldn't deny how fascinating it was to see, writ-large, the processes (in-group and out-group, herd mentality) we'd only really read about in our A-Level psychology textbooks.

Wink Murder on steroids: behind the scenes of The Traitors

It all seems so obvious now. Put 22 ordinary people in a spooky Scottish castle, divide them into Traitors – whose job it is to murder the others – and Faithfuls, whose job it is to work out who the Traitors are and banish them. It’s Wink Murder on steroids. Put the effervescent Claudia Winkleman at the helm, and let the viewers come.

Anatomy of a Hit: The Traitors

A panel of producers and competitors of The Traitors unpack their smash hit reality show.

Hosted by Rick Edwards, broadcaster.


Wilf Webster, Cast

Amanda Lovett, Cast

Neil McCallum, Commissioning Editor, BBC

Sarah Fay,  Executive Producer, Studio Lambert

Mike Cotton, Executive Producer, Studio Lambert