The Traitors UK

Corporals, clairvoyants and recruitment managers: meet the 22 contestants of The Traitors series two

Claudia Winkleman stands in front of the cast of The Traitors series two, who stand in front of a gloomy Scottish castle

Could they not just go backpacking around South East Asia instead of backstabbing around the Scottish Highlands? Perhaps, but their loss of marbles is our gloriously watchable gain. I guess there is the £120,000 up for grabs.

As we saw in the first series, no matter a contestant's intuition or intellect, the game will always follow a course as wildly unpredictable as humans are irrational.

But we've still scoured their profiles to discern who might make good Faithful or Traitor material. So read on for some mission statements that will no doubt prove ludicrously bold.

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.