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The Traitors: Everything to know about the second series

Murder-mystery-style game The Traitors UK will soon be back on our screens for a second series.

The iconic BBC show sees 22 strangers compete for the chance to win £120,000.

The first season of The Traitors had an average viewership of 5.4 million across all audiences, becoming a nationwide sensation in the build-up to Christmas 2022.

Given its huge viewership, it's no surprise that another series was created.

Here's everything we know so far.

When is The Traitors Season 2 coming out?

The Traitors season 2 will be released on January 4, 2024. This marks a change from last year, where it was broadcast in the build-up to Christmas.

The first episode will be on BBC One at 9pm, with episodes 2 and 3 available on iPlayer immediately afterwards.

The show will continue to be broadcast on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from then on.

Who is in the cast of The Traitors Season 2?

The cast has not yet been confirmed but we do know that Claudia Winkleman will return to present the show, complete with her now-iconic cape.

Introducing The Traitors: Uncloaked

In addition, a new element will be added this year in the form of a visual podcast called The Traitors: Uncloaked.

Hosted by award-winning stand-up comedian and presenter Ed Gamble, the podcast will take fans of the show through a dissection of the episodes, with exclusive access to the banished and murdered players.

As soon as viewers have finished with the latest episode of The Traitors on BBC One, they can join Gamble, cast members, and celebrity guests on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer for analysis and reactions to the latest drama.

Each episode will feature an exclusive interview with the contestants who are banished and 'murdered' along the way — and bonus unseen footage where they learn the identity of the Traitors for the first time.

The episodes will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. An extended version with additional guests, further theories, and essential analysis will be available on BBC Sounds.