Peacock has just announced the cast of The Traitors season two, who are now in Scotland to compete—but not stay—in a grand castle for this game of deception.
Unlike season one, which had half reality stars and half civilians, this season is mostly reality stars—and two non-reality TV stars.
Peacock calls this “an all-star roster of 21 reality icons and notable figures” and also “entertainment’s most competitive reality stars and famous faces.” Some of that is actually true!
Alan Cumming is back to host alongside a new co-host: “his dog Lala, who is being introduced as his trusty sidekick,” Peacock said.
The 21 players left for Scotland earlier this week, and almost immediately names started leaking and/or inaccurately swirling.
While there are five Real Housewives stars, the cast doesn’t all come from Bravo or other NBCUniversal-owned properties.
Among the players are reality TV royalty: Two-time Survivor winner Sandra Diaz-Twine, Survivor winner Parvati Shallow, and Big Brother winner Dan Gheesling.
There are some super-familiar faces (Bananas, Janelle Pierzina) and some delightful surprises, such as RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Peppermint.
There is at least one couple competing, and one very strange choice: a former UK Member of Parliament who was investigated and found to be a “serial liar” and a “serial bully.” Why is he on the show?
The Traitors season 2 players
Here’s the cast, and the reality TV show they’ll be known for according to Peacock:
- Carsten “Bergie” Bergersen, Love Island USA
- Chris “C.T.” Tamburello, The Challenge
- Dan Gheesling, Big Brother
- Deontay Wilder, professional boxer
- Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, Love Island UK
- Janelle Pierzina, Big Brother
- Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio, The Challenge
- John Bercow, disgraced former Member of Parliament
- Kevin Kreider, Bling Empire
- Larsa Pippen, The Real Housewives of Miami
- Marcus Jordan, basketball player
- Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Dancing with the Stars
- Mercedes “MJ” Javid, Shahs of Sunset
- Parvati Shallow, Survivor
- Peppermint, RuPaul’s Drag Race
- Peter Weber, The Bachelor
- Phaedra Parks, Married to Medicine
- Sandra Diaz-Twine, Survivor
- Shereé Whitfield, The Real Housewives of Atlanta
- Tamra Judge, The Real Housewives of Orange County
- Trishelle Cannatella, The Real World: Las Vegas