Claudia Winkleman to host BBC murder mystery gameshow ‘The Traitors’

Claudia Winkleman attends the Sky's Up Next event where the broadcaster revealed its investment in over 200 original shows from 2022 at the Theater Royal on May 17, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Sky)

Claudia Winkleman hosts a new game show set in Scotland. (Getty Images for Heaven)

Claudia Winkleman is ready to change the glamor of the Strictly come to dance ballroom for murder and treason in a Scottish Highland castle for new BBC One game show the traitors.

TV presenter Winkleman has been announced as the host of the new psychological quiz in which players will try to find out who they can trust to win a prize of £120,000.

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Contestants living in a castle will be divided into “Traitors” and “Faithfuls”, but none of the Faithful will know who is in the Traitor group, which each day will choose one member of the Faithful to “kill”.

Winkleman said: “I’m obsessed with mind games and I couldn’t stop watching the Dutch version of the show. The fact that the BBC version is set in a castle in Scotland and the producers want me to wear tweed means I was all in.”

Claudia Winkleman on the set of Traitors

Claudia Winkleman will present the traitors of the Scottish Highlands. (BBC)

As the host of the show, she will choose who the Traitors will be, and the double-crossover group will secretly meet each night to choose which member of the Faithful will be “killed.”

Whoever is chosen will not show up at breakfast the next morning and all the players will meet at the Round Table to try to find out who they suspect is a Traitor and then banish that player.

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The group must also work together on tough physical and mental challenges to earn money to add to the prize fund.

Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly in a promotional photo for Strictly

Claudia Winkleman Presents Strictly come to dance with Tess Daly. (BBC)

At the end of the competition, only a few players will remain: if they are all Faithful, they will split the £120,000 jackpot, but if there is a Traitor among them, they will take the full prize.

Mike Cotton, deputy creative director at Studio Lambert, which is making the traitorssaid, “The series is an exciting psychological adventure game and Claudia is a huge fan of the format and is the perfect puppeteer to oversee this dramatic game set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.”

The 12-episode series has already started filming in the Scottish Highlands and is expected to air on BBC One later this year.

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