The first series has now had 34 million views on BBC iPlayer and is the biggest brand-new entertainment launch for the BBC in 2 years.
The Traitors was also the biggest new series for young audiences across all BBC titles last year, and the highest rating new entertainment series on the BBC since at least 2017 for young audiences - so it's no surprise that a second series is now confirmed, with 12 brand new episodes.
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.
Speaking about the new series, Claudia Winkleman said "I can’t wait to go back to the castle to watch people play the greatest game on television. I’m knitting a high funnel sweater immediately."
To which, Studio Lambert's CEO, Stephen Lambert, added "We were delighted so many viewers of BBC One and BBC iPlayer loved the first season. They told us they enjoyed the drama and entertainment of watching our players judge each other, often leaping to false conclusions, but also forming alliances and real friendships. We’re excited to be making a second season with Claudia as together we build on the success of the first."
And Head of Entertainment at the BBC, Kalpna Patel-Knight, said "Last year’s ambitious and bingeable hit The Traitors with Claudia Winkleman is coming back with the brilliant team at Studio Lambert set to bring viewers another magnificent series full of drama and suspense. We can certainly expect even more deceit and psychological games for the Traitors and Faithfuls."
The Traitors is executive produced by Mike Cotton, Sarah Fay and Toni Ireland for Studio Lambert Scotland and the production executive is Abi Lambrinos
If you would like to take part in the second series please apply here.
The Traitors returns later this year on BBC One