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Reality TV lovers, get ready because the all-new The Traitors season 3 is on its way, and it’s set to be the most thrilling one yet! The show has captured audiences worldwide with its unique blend of deception, strategy, and drama. Since its debut, The Traitors has carved out a niche in the competitive landscape of reality television, becoming a staple for fans who crave suspense and intricate gameplay. The show’s success is clear with its growing viewership and skyrocketing social media buzz. With each season, the hype grows, and season 3 is no exception.

The cast of The Traitors season 3 was just announced in the most comforting way possible: With Alan Cumming sitting by a roaring fire, looking dapper in his yellow tartan suit as he reads off a “distinguished roster” of reality stars and other notable contestants set to appear on the popular competition series. From reality TV veterans to celebrity newcomers and even a royal descendant, this season’s cast promises to deliver the unexpected twists and alliances that fans have come to love.

The combination of familiar faces and new contestants adds an exciting dynamic, ensuring that The Traitors season 3 will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

The concept and success of The Traitors

The Traitors is like the party game Mafia but on steroids. Contestants are thrown together in a remote castle, and among them are secretly appointed traitors whose mission is to eliminate the faithful and claim a USD 250,000 cash prize. The faithful have to figure out who the traitors are before it’s too late.

The show has been a massive hit for Peacock, bagging an Emmy for outstanding casting for a reality programme in season 1 and becoming the number one unscripted series in the US during season 2’s launch week. Each season is a wild ride of alliances, betrayals, and mind games, and season 3 is set to up the ante even more with its eclectic mix of contestants.

Meet the cast of The Traitors season 3

This season boasts a star-studded cast that includes reality TV icons, sports personalities, and even a royal. Here’s a closer look at the 21 contestants who will be vying for the prize and the title of the ultimate strategist.

1. Tom Sandoval

 

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Known for his dramatic personality on Vanderpump Rules, Tom Sandoval is no stranger to reality TV scandals. Remember #Scandoval? Yeah, this guy knows how to keep things interesting. On Traitors, Tom’s larger-than-life persona and strategic gameplay will either make him a major player or a massive target. Fans are eager to see if he can charm his way to the top or if his notoriety will be his downfall.

2. Chrishell Stause

 

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Chrishell, the Selling Sunset star, is bringing her negotiation skills to theTraitors season 3 castle. She’s used to high-stakes deals and complex social dynamics. Her charm and strategic mind make her a strong contender. She knows how to stay under the radar but also strike at the right moment. Viewers will be excited to see how she adapts to the game’s unique challenges and uses her reality TV experience to her advantage.

3. Sam Asghari

 

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Best known as Britney Spears’s ex-husband, Sam is stepping into the spotlight on his own with the new season of the show. He’s a fitness trainer and actor. On The Traitors, Sam’s charm and physical prowess will be the make or break for him. He’s a strong competitor who knows how to navigate the complexities of reality TV, making it interesting to see if he can leverage his personal appeal and attractive looks to outmanoeuvre his opponents.

4. Bob the Drag Queen

 

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Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season 8, Bob the Drag Queen is a powerhouse of charisma and wit, with a magnetic personality and a sharp strategic mind. Bob’s ability to entertain and bewitch others will be a significant advantage on the show. He’s used to performing under pressure and can read people well, so expect Bob to bring humour, strategy, and unforgettable feuds to the Game.

5. Dolores Catania

 

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Dolores, a mainstay on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, is known for her loyalty and strong personality. She’s used to the drama and backstabbing the genre promises, making her the perfect fit for The Traitors. Dolores’s ability to read people and form strong connections will be her biggest asset coming into the Game. She’s not afraid to speak her mind and stand her ground, both of which make her a formidable contestant.

6. Wells Adams

 

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Wells, the charming bartender from Bachelor in Paradise, is known for his social skills and easygoing personality. His ability to form connections and navigate social dynamics will be crucial on The Traitors. Wells is also strategic, having observed countless contestants navigate reality TV drama as a result of his on-camera stint. He’ll use his charm and strategic mind to form alliances and advance in the Game.

7. Gabby Windey

 

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Former Bachelorette and Dancing With The Stars alum, Gabby is all set to tackle The Traitors season 3 with her bubbly personality and strong social skills. She’s familiar with the pressures of reality TV and knows how to form connections quickly. Gabby’s charm and strategic thinking will be essential in navigating the game’s challenges.

8. Britney Haynes

 

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Britney, a Big Brother favourite, is known for her strategic gameplay and humour. She’s played the game twice, and her experience is expected to serve her well this time around as well. As part of her reality TV training, she’s mastered the art of navigating complex social dynamics and staying one step ahead of her opponents. It’ll be exciting to watch out for this blonde-haired mum of three.

9. Danielle Reyes

 

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Danielle, another Big Brother legend, is known for her strategic prowess and calm demeanour. She’s a seasoned player who knows how to form alliances and make calculated moves. On The Traitors season 3, Danielle’s experience with social manipulation and strategic planning will be key. She’s a strong competitor who knows how to stay ahead of the curve.

10. Rob Mariano (Boston Rob)

 

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If you’re a Survivor fan, you know Boston Rob is a legend. With five seasons under his belt and a win on Survivor: Redemption Island, he’s the ultimate strategist. His gameplay is all about alliances and big moves. His experience makes him a formidable contestant, and fans will be eager to see how he navigates this new challenge.

11. Ciara Miller

 

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Ciara, from Summer House, brings her social savvy and competitive edge to the third season. As a part-time nurse and model, she’s used to balancing different roles and navigating complex social environments. Ciara’s ability to mingle and her sharp instincts will be key assets.

12. Dorinda Medley

 

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Dorinda, known for her quick wit and no-nonsense attitude on The Real Housewives of New York, is ready to stir things up in the Traitors castle. Her sharp social skills and ability to read people make her a strong contender. Expect memorable one-liners and strategic moves as Dorinda navigates the game’s twists and turns.

13. Jeremy Collins

 

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Jeremy, another Survivor winner, is no stranger to the pressures of reality TV games. He’s competed in multiple seasons and has a deep understanding of strategic moves. He’s a strong competitor who knows how to stay calm under pressure and make calculated moves.

14. Tony Vlachos

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Tony Vlachos is a seasoned Survivor contestant and winner, and is now part of The Traitors season 3 cast. (Image credit: CBS)

Tony is a Survivor veteran, having won the game twice. Known for his aggressive gameplay and ability to outwit his competitors, the reality star is the definition of strategic powerhouse. On The Traitors season 3, his experience with deception and alliance-building will be invaluable. He knows how to manipulate and stay ahead in the game. Fans can expect Tony to bring his competitive spirit and strategic mind to the castle.

15. Lord Ivar Mountbatten

 

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A member of the British royal family, Lord Ivar is King Charles III’s cousin and also the first royal to have a same-sex marriage. His unique background and experience bring a fascinating dynamic to The Traitors. As someone who’s navigated public scrutiny and personal challenges, Ivar’s social skills and strategic thinking will be his best bet on the show.

16. Robyn Dixon

 

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Robyn, from The Real Housewives of Potomac, is known for her candid nature and ability to navigate complex social dynamics. As a PR professional, she’s adept at managing coNFLicts and forming connections.

17. Bob Harper

 

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Known for his stint on the weight loss makeover show, The Biggest Loser, Bob is a fitness guru who survived a heart attack and became an advocate for heart health. His resilience and positive attitude will be crucial in The Traitors season 3. His ability to stay calm under pressure and his experience with intense competition make him a strong contender.

18. Carolyn Wiger

 

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Carolyn, from Survivor, is known for her quirky personality and strategic Gameplay. As a drug counsellor, she brings empathy and social skills to the Game. It’ll be exciting to see her use unconventional strategies to navigate the Game’s complexities.

19. Dylan Efron

 

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Apart from being Zac Efron’s younger brother, Dylan is also an adventurer and filmmaker. Known for his physical prowess and love for competition, the 32-year-old is ready to step out of the shadows and take charge on The Traitors season 3. He’s incredibly active, constantly sharing his surfing, skateboarding, kayaking experiences, and more on his Instagram profile. Additionally, he’s a big runner and has competed in various triathlons over the years.

20. Nikki Garcia

 

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Known for her tenure in WWE as a professional wrestler and reality TV star on Total Bellas, Garcia brings both physical strength and charisma to the show. Nikki’s competitive nature and experience in high-stakes environments will be her biggest assets. Viewers will definitely bet to see how she applies her wrestling strategies to the game of deceit and alliances, and whether her bold personality will make her a target or a powerhouse in the castle.

21. Chanel Ayan

 

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As one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Dubai, Chanel Ayan is no stranger to drama and luxury. Known for her glamorous lifestyle and outspoken nature, the 46-year-old is poised to use her ability to navigate social intricacies and maintain composure under pressure. As a beauty entrepreneur, she’s adept at building networks and is most likely going to utilise her off-camera skills to win the game.

What to expect from The Traitors season 3?

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Alan Cummings in the new season of The Traitors. (Image credit: Peacock)

Get ready for an explosive mix of strategy, deception, and drama this season. With such a diverse and dynamic cast, viewers can expect plenty of twists and turns. Imagine the countdown clock on a mission being more theatrical than practical, giving contestants more time than they realise.

Anticipate moments where someone, perhaps Sam Asghari, gets grilled about his past relationship with Britney Spears, only to artfully dodge the question. Expect Dylan Efron to bring up his famous brother Zac at some point, while Chrishell Stause, Gabby Windey, and Bob the Drag Queen might just form a powerful alliance, leaving others like Bob Harper feeling a bit left out.

Tom Sandoval will either be cast as a Traitor or be suspected of it regardless, adding layers of intrigue. Lord Ivar Mountbatten might face curious questions about royal family members, and Robyn Dixon could unexpectedly become a key player despite initial doubts. The men from Survivor are likely to form strong bonds, while Dorinda Medley could be an early casualty in the game. Finally, host Alan Cumming will continue to impress with his increasingly eccentric and fabulous outfits, maybe even donning a full suit of armour. This season promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats, full of unexpected alliances, strategic moves, and dramatic reveals.

When does The Traitors season 3 release and where can you watch it?

Although the official release date has not yet been announced, viewers can expect the new season to drop around January 2025, keeping in line with the release schedules of the previous seasons. Similarly, the show will return to Peacock this time around as well.

Watch the previous season of The Traitors here.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Will there be a Traitors UK season 2? 

The second season of Traitors UK was released on January 3, 2024. Claudia Winkleman reprised her role as the show’s presenter from the previous instalment.

What is the show Traitors based on? 

The reality competition series is based on the Dutch show, De Verraders, which in turn is loosely based on the game, Mafia.

Will there be a season 3 of Traitors? 

Yes, Traitors US has been renewed for the third season and as per speculation, might release in January 2025.

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