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What You Need To Know About Applying For BBC’s The Traitors

Could you be a Traitor, or a Faithful?

by Sophie McEvoy
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How To Apply For BBC's 'The Traitors' S2, hosted by Claudia Winkleman
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BBC One’s latest game show The Traitors had everyone talking. The brand new format for UK viewers (though, admittedly, a tried and tested Dutch series) has spawned icons (see Amanda), a celebrity version hosted by Alan Cummings, and even a board game. Bust mostly, people are just wondering whether they’d be able to successfully tell apart the “Traitors” from the “Faithful” in a “game of trust and treachery,” as the Beeb describe in its premise. With a prize pot of £120k at stake, the Traitors are tasked with eliminating their fellow contestants, known as the Faithfuls, all while staying undetected throughout the game. Now that the BBC and Claudia Winkleman have confirmed the show is returning for a second series, here’s all you need to know about how to apply for The Traitors, and what you can expect from the application process.

Applications for potential Traitors and Faithfuls are now open, and you can apply through this online form provided by the show’s production company, Studio Lambert. You have to be 18 or over to apply, legally reside in the UK, and be able to take part in the programme for six weeks over the summer. If you or an immediate relative were or had previously been employed “by any company within the All3Media Group and/or the BBC,” you won’t be eligible to apply.

After providing your details, the application form then asks whether you would choose to be a Traitor or a Faithful, and to explain your choice. However, if you were one of the lucky few selected to participate, the producers will determine who would be either.

When applications were open for the first series in January 2022, Studio Lambert, who produce Gogglebox and The Circle, wrote that applicants that applied for the first season had to tick whether they would like to be contacted “about future seasons of the programme,” meaning those who didn’t get through the first time may be picked for the second series without having to apply via the form again.

If The Traitors continues beyond a second season and you’re keen to apply, keep an eye on the BBC’s “Shows, Tours, & Take Part” website and @BBC_Casting on Twitter, in addition to Studio Lambert’s website for any updates.

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