Three Scots vying for top prize in season two of The Traitors

The murder mystery game show hosted by Claudia Winkleman is filmed in the Scottish Highlands.

Three Scots are vying for the top prize of £120,000 in series two of hit reality TV show The Traitors.

The popular reality show set in a castle in the Scottish Highlands enters season two with 22 players looking to outfox each other in nightly murder-mystery style games.

The Traitors, who secretly plan the ‘murders’ of a player, must be detected by the Faithfuls in an attempt to banish them from the game before they can carry out the act.

The BBC show, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, is said to be the ultimate game of detection, backstabbing and trust as contestants build up the prize pot in the hope of being the last player standing.

Set in Ardross Castle in the Highlands, the 22 contestants from across the UK will compete in a number of challenges with three Scots set to take part in the second iteration of the show.

Evie, a 29-year-old veterinary nurse from Inverness, said the fact the show is filmed so close to her home was motivation for entering the competition and that she wants to scoop the top prize.

Evie, a veterinary nurse from Inverness, is one of the Scottish contestants. Photo: BBC

She said: “I’d watched the previous series before and everyone I know has watched it and loved it as well. It was a real topic of conversation at work, and it’s filmed 30 minutes up the road!

“All the way to the end, that’s it. £120,000, I mean that’s not pocket money is it, that’s a lot. There’s never going to be a chance for me to do it again. So, I’m here to play.”

Meanwhile Brian, a 33-year-old photographer from Glasgow, loved the whodunnit style of the first season and told fans to expect him to be ‘mucking about’ during the missions.

He said: “I’m wanting to go for the experience, so I really am going to enjoy myself. I don’t take life too seriously so won’t take anything to heart. It’s easy for me to say that now because I’m not there yet! I’ll be trying my hardest in the missions to win the money, I always try as hard as I can.

“This might sound big-headed, but I think I’ll be quite entertaining because I’ll just be mucking about. I think the fact that I don’t take life too seriously will allow me to bring a little bit of light heartedness to a situation if there’s anything crazy happening.”

Brian from Glasgow is aiming to scoop the top prize at Ardross Castle. Photo: BBC

Tracey, a 58-year-old sonographer and clairvoyant from Inverness, admits she is “a little bit loud” but isn’t going in to the game show with much of a plan.

She said: “I do have quite a strong extrovert personality and I am a little bit loud. I’ve always been told off for being too loud in life. So, I think I think I’ll be quite eccentric, some of my views and the things that I’ve done in life are quite eccentric.

“I’m very spiritual as well as working for the health service. So, I’m a bit of a weird combination.

“As far as a game plan goes, I am going in without one. I’m just going to live moment to moment and do what feels right, trust my gut instinct. I’m just going to enjoy it. I’m winging it because I live life like that.”

Tracey who is a sonographer and clairvoyant from Inverness is entering the show. Photo: BBC

The Traitors airs on BBC One on Wednesday, January 3 at 9pm, with fans able to watch episodes two and three following the season opener on BBC iPlayer.

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