The Traitors to return in January and air 3 nights a week

The BBC has confirmed the second series of 'The Traitors' will begin on January 3rd, and the show will air on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

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'The Traitors' is to return next month.

The BBC has confirmed the second series of the reality TV show will launch on Wednesday 3rd January at 9pm on BBC One, and episodes two and three will be available on iPlayer immediately afterwards.

It was also revealed 'The Traitors' will then air on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights throughout the second series.

The BBC has released a first-look picture of host Claudia Winkleman ahead of the hotly-anticipated return of the series.

In the first season of the game of bluff and deception, 22 strangers came together in a Scottish castle, and they faced daily challenges to increase the show's prize fund up to a maximum of £120,000.

However, among the Faithfuls are three Traitors, and the group are tasked with eliminating one of their own in a bid to get rid of the Traitors.

The first series was jointly won by Faithfuls Aaron, Hannah and Meryl, who each took home a share of the £101,050 prize pot.

It was recently revealed the show will be back in "early 2024", and a third series has already been confirmed ahead of the second season airing.

Applications - which close on 11 February 2024 - are open for people wanting to become one of the 22 strangers taking part.

Earlier this month Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment at the BBC, said: "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.' "

Studio Almbert CEO, Stephen Lambert, added: "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."

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