The new competitive series The Traitors made their brutal debut eliminating two opponents before the game even started.
The BBC show’s first episode on Tuesday opened with presenter Claudia Winkman greeting 22 strangers as they arrived at a castle in the Scottish Highlands to play “the ultimate game of detection, backstabbing and trust” in hopes of winning up to £120,000.
Before the contestants could enter the residence, Winkman instructed them to line up in order from who they deemed least likely to win the contest.
Amos, a 30-year-old doctor from North London, and Kieran, a 42-year-old solutions consultant from Hertfordshire, decided to put themselves in the least likely position.
However, they soon discovered their error, as Winkman put it: “Every decision you make has consequences. One by one. So you two, you think you’re going to lose.
“I will take you on your word. So I’m afraid it’s goodbye. I want you to leave the base immediately.
Kieran later responded by saying the immediate removal was “completely and utterly devastating” while Amos admitted that he also found it “difficult”.
The shocking revelation took the rest of the contestants by surprise, with cheerleader Theo saying: “Claudia is a barbarian. I know she’s an icon and all, but she doesn’t compete.”
Elsewhere in the episode, Winkman picked three ‘traitors’ for the series – 54-year-old real estate agent Amanda, 28-year-old senior fundraiser Wilfred and 21-year-old business student Alyssa.
The remaining players become ‘loyal’ and are kept secret about their enemies’ identities.
The trio of traitors debated which opponent they would “kill” first, with their decision to be revealed on Wednesday’s episode.
After the “killed” player is eliminated, all the contestants will meet and decide to “expel” the person they suspect to be the traitor.
To win the bonus, the player must avoid being “killed” or “deported”.
When the contest ends, the few remaining players will share the prize if they are all loyal.
However, if there is still an undetected traitor among them, the traitor will walk away with the full amount.
During the contest, they will accumulate cash through a series of games.
Their first challenge saw the group split into two teams as they had to race against each other in an attempt to find pieces of rope and dip them in flammable liquid to light up a woven willow monster structure. big thorns.
After some difficulty, both teams completed the task and collected £15,000 for the prize.
Traitor continues on BBC One on Wednesday 30 November at 9:15pm.
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