Love Island star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and former House of Commons Speaker John Bercow will both take part in the second season of The Traitors US, Peacock has announced.


The line-up for the show's second run consists primarily of famous faces from an assortment of reality shows, while other celebrities taking part include boxer Deontay Wilder and basketball player Marcus Jordan – who is the son of NBA legend Michael Jordan.

In total, there are 21 contestants involved, with others including The Bachelor's Peter Weber, The Real Housewives of Miami's Larsa Pippen, and Survivor's Parvati Shallow.

Whereas the UK version of the series included a line-up made up entirely of regular members of the public, the US version had previously seen a mixture of both famous and non-famous contestants – but has now opted for a line-up consisting only of celebrities.

John Bercow
John Bercow Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Alan Cumming will once again host the series from a remote castle deep in the Scottish Highlands and he will this time be joined by his dog Lala, who is being introduced as his "trusty sidekick".

As before, the contestants will secretly be divided into teams of Traitors and Faithfuls – with the former attempting to evade suspicion and steal the prize pot, which could reach as high as $250,000.

Read more:

Season 2 will air in the US at an as yet unconfirmed date later in 2023, with the episodes likely to be made available for UK viewers on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, as was the case with season 1.

Earlier this month, stars of the original UK version of The Traitors exclusively revealed to that they'd love to take part in an all-star edition of the show at some point in the future.

Asked if she would watch the next run of the show Meryl Williams – one of season 1's winners – said: "We want to be in it! We want an all-stars, they want to bring us back!"

And Traitor Wilfred Webster added: "We want an all-stars but we will watch it, of course. We support them, they've changed our lives. I'll be jealous but it'll be nice to sit down and watch it not knowing what's going to happen, so that'll be good."

"I would be there tomorrow," Meryl added about the possibility of an all-stars edition. "If they said, 'Be here at 6 o'clock', I'd be like, 'Right guys, let's go'. Genuinely."

The Traitors UK and The Traitors US are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our TV Guide or Streaming Guide or visit our Entertainment hub for the latest news.


Try Radio Times magazine today and get 10 issues for only £10, PLUS a £10 John Lewis and Partners voucher delivered to your home – subscribe now. For more from the biggest stars in TV, listen to The Radio Times Podcast.