The BBC Brings The Traitors To The Table For Series Three

The Traitors will return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for a third series and applications are now open for those who wish to play the game. This announcement is made in advance of the hotly anticipated second series which is coming soon.

Hosted by Claudia Winkleman, The Traitors is a nail-biting psychological reality competition where 22 strangers play the ultimate game of detection, backstabbing and trust, in the hope of winning up to £120,000.

The Traitors reached 21M audiences last series, and was the biggest brand new entertainment launch for the BBC since 2021. The Traitors was the biggest new series for young audiences across all BBC titles in 2022, and the highest rating new entertainment series on the BBC since at least 2017 for young audiences.

This year The Traitors scooped a host of awards including the BAFTA TV Award for Best Reality & Constructed Factual, the NTA for Reality Competition, the RTS award for Entertainment and the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Entertainment Programme. Whilst Claudia Winkleman bagged the BAFTA TV Award for Best Entertainment Performance, the RTS award for Entertainment Performance and the Edinburgh TV Festival Variety Outstanding Achievement Award.

Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment at the BBC, says: “The massive unscripted hit The Traitors will be back for a third series. Expect to see more psychological gameplay, exciting challenges and of course Claudia at the helm. It will be a thrilling ride for both avid fans and newcomers to the series for sure. The BBC will always remain faithful to The Traitors.”

Stephen Lambert, CEO of Studio Lambert, says: “We’re delighted a third series of The Traitors has been confirmed today ahead of the second series’ arrival on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The Traitors has been so warmly received by viewers, critics and award juries alike. Claudia and the team look forward to keeping audiences on the edge of their seats again with ever more thrilling missions and exceptional players competing in this gripping game of bluff and skill.”

The Traitors (12 x 60) is produced by Studio Lambert Scotland for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The third series of The Traitors has been commissioned by Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC. The executive producers for Studio Lambert Scotland are Mike Cotton, Sarah Fay, Lewis Thurlow and Rosie Franks, and the line producer is Gemma Scholes. The commissioning editors for the BBC are Neil McCallum and Syeda Irtizaali.

Created in the Netherlands by IDTV, an All3Media company, The Traitors format was further developed with the RTL Creative Unit and originally produced by IDTV for RTL4. All3Media International is global partner for The Traitors and handles format and tape sales worldwide. Studio Lambert is part of the All3Media group.

If you would like to take part in the third series please apply via BBC Take Part.

The scheduling of the second series of The Traitors will be announced in due course.

The first series of The TraitorsThe Traitors US and The Traitors Australia are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Picture: BBC/Studio Lambert Associates/Mark Mainz


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