The Traitors set to return to screens as the BBC acquires the rights to the US ... trends now

The Traitors set to return to screens as the BBC acquires the rights to the US ... trends now
The Traitors set to return to screens as the BBC acquires the rights to the US ... trends now

The Traitors set to return to screens as the BBC acquires the rights to the US ... trends now

The Traitors is set to make a huge return to UK screens this week as the BBC have acquired the US version of the show.

The hit programme came to a nail-biting end in December with Faithfuls Hannah, Aaron and Meryl emerging victorious after exposing Wilf as a Traitor at the very last moment.

And while news about series two is yet to be announced, fans of the show will not have to wait long to get their fix as the American series begins on Friday 13 January, which features both civilians and celebrities. 

Exciting! The Traitors is set to make a huge return to UK screens this week as the BBC have acquired the US version of the show

The show - which also made it's US debut this month on Peacock - is hosted by actor Alan Cummings and is filmed in the very same Scottish castle as the UK version.

The American contestants will be battling it out for a $250,000 (£205,000) prize fund, with famous faces taking part including RHOBH star Brandi Glanville, Below Deck's Kate Chastain and Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.

The full boxset is available on BBC iPlayer on Friday, but those who enjoy the thrill of a cliffhanger, the programme will air as double-bills on Wednesday nights at 10.40pm for 5 weeks from the 25th January. 

Dan McGolpin, Director, iPlayer and Channels, says of the news: 'Following the huge success of The Traitors, which has been streamed more than 28 million times on BBC iPlayer and was the talk of the nation over the festive period, we’re delighted to give BBC viewers the chance to watch the brand new US series within hours of its release in America. 

Thrilling: The hit programme came to a nail-biting end in December with Faithfuls Hannah, Aaron and Meryl emerging victorious after exposing Wilf as a Traitor at the very last moment (L-R Hannah, Kieran, Meryl, Aaron, Wilfred)

Thrilling: The hit programme came to a nail-biting end in December with Faithfuls Hannah, Aaron and Meryl emerging victorious after exposing Wilf as a Traitor at the very last moment (L-R Hannah, Kieran, Meryl, Aaron, Wilfred)

'Hosted by the brilliant Alan Cumming and filmed at the same location as the UK series, it’s a new year treat for those seeking out more treachery - all is about to be revealed on BBC iPlayer, BBC Three and BBC One.'

The UK show's debut series, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, finished in December and saw Faithfuls Aaron Evans, 24, Meryl Williams, 25, and Hannah Byczkowski, 32, stunned as they discovered Wilf Webster was indeed a Traitor.

The show sees contestants sign up before a small number of players are secretly selected by host Claudia to be The Traitors. The rest of the players are known as 'The Faithful' and none of The Faithful know who The Traitors are.

Players are then eliminated when The Traitors meet in secret and decide to 'murder' one of The Faithful. The next morning, when the group meet for breakfast, the 'murdered' player does not appear.

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