The Traitors viewers are left fuming as they predict the ‘best player of the series’ could be murdered: ‘If they die, dark days are ahead of Britain!’

The Traitors viewers have been hanging on with bated breath after they predicted Diane could be the next player to be murdered.

Fans were left in shock after Tracey was killed off the start of show, but claimed they would ‘riot’ if also fan favourite Diane will be the next to get the chop.

The three remaining Traitors – Paul, Miles and Harry – were tasked with deciding who to hand a poisoned chalice to drink from as they made their latest killing.

As this week’s last instalment of the programme ended, Diane was seen taking the cup in an explosive cliffhanger, leading many fans to think she had been murdered.

However some insisted they had not in fact seen Diane drink from the chalice, leading them to believe she will still be in the competition when the show returns on Wednesday.

The Traitors viewers have been hanging on with bated breath after they predicted Diane could be the next player to be murdered 

As this week's last instalment of the programme ended, Diane was seen taking the poisoned chalice which could seal her fate, leading many show fans to think she had been murdered

As this week’s last instalment of the programme ended, Diane was seen taking the poisoned chalice which could seal her fate, leading many show fans to think she had been murdered

Some series devotees predicted there could be a mega twist – Diane could hand the chalice to her own real-life son Ross, leaving him to be killed.

The cliffhanger ending left fans divided, with many storming X (former Twitter) with comments on the prospect Diane could be murdered. 

One fan wrote: ‘Diane murdered? The best player of the series? i’m fuming…#TheTraitors’

Another one penned desperately: ‘Another five days of wondering if Diane has been murdered …when will it end #TheTraitors.’

‘Me on my way to torch the castle if Diane gets murdered tomorrow night #TheTraitors,’ said a third.

‘If they’ve murdered Diane I will murder Paul #TheTraitors,’ claimed another viewer.

Another person commented: ‘Paul not getting the votes? Jonny being banished?? Diane potentially being murdered??? #TheTraitors.’

‘If Diane is infact murdered, Make it a National bank holiday #TheTraitors,’ said a viewer as they defended the fan’s favourite.

Meanwhile, other fans argued there is still a glimpse of hope for Diane as it's not time for her to leave the show yet

Meanwhile, other fans argued there is still a glimpse of hope for Diane as it’s not time for her to leave the show yet

While someone else shared: ‘Diane better not be murdered #TheTraitors.’

‘I actually can’t cope with the possibility of losing our queen diane, if she ends upn murdered i will lose my mind #TheTraitors,’ another person joked.

Another user wrote: ‘If tonight’s show opens with diane being murdered i will riot #thetraitors #TheTraitorsUK.’

A fan shared their hope as Diane’s fate might be hanging by a thread: ‘Me praying that the edit is misleading us to think Diane was murdered #TheTraitors #TheTraitorsUK.’

‘Me looking for my will to live if Diane is murdered tonight #TheTraitors #TheTraitorsUK,’ penned another fan.

While another person posted: ‘The cruel cruel Traitors have only gone and murdered ar Diane ! Dark days are ahead for Britain. #TheTraitors.’

‘I fear Twitter won’t survive if Diane is murdered #TheTraitors,’ joked another user.

Meanwhile, other fans argued there is still a glimpse of hope for Diane as it’s not time for her to leave the show yet.

‘Diane being murdered cliffhanger may seem obvious but this is the same BBC who left us with the ‘Is Ash a Traitor’ cliffhanger #TheTraitors #TheTraitorsUK,’ one pointed out.

A second person agreed on the same theory and said: ‘I’m firmly believing Diane won’t be murdered because I know the traitors is produced by the most camp producers in TV and they WILL give her 85% of the airtime on her final day #TheTraitors.’

The Traitors contestants were left in total shock when Paul returned to the castle on Thursday's episode

The Traitors contestants were left in total shock when Paul returned to the castle on Thursday’s episode

Many had expected him to be murdered for being 'popular' and had anticipated that Meg would return to the competition instead (Charlotte pictured)

Many had expected him to be murdered for being ‘popular’ and had anticipated that Meg would return to the competition instead (Charlotte pictured) 

It was between Meg (pictured) and Paul who would be murdered next after they ended up in the dungeon on Wednesday's episode - after which Andrew was saved and Ash was banished

It was between Meg (pictured) and Paul who would be murdered next after they ended up in the dungeon on Wednesday’s episode – after which Andrew was saved and Ash was banished

It comes after The Traitors contestants were left in total shock when Paul returned to the castle on Thursday’s episode.

Many had expected him to be murdered for being ‘popular’ and had anticipated that Meg would return to the competition instead.

It was between Meg and Paul who wold be murdered next after they ended up in the dungeon on Wednesday night’s episode – after which Andrew was saved and Ash was banished. 

Suspicions have been rising that Paul is a Traitor, with Jaz in particular pointing out some of the flaws in his act. 

After he returned at breakfast Jaz said to some of the others: ‘I don’t know how he has done it! He has convinced everyone he is faithful!’

Elsewhere Ross screamed when he walked back in: ‘Your face is not the face we thought we would see coming back.’

Evie and Zach were also suspicious of him. 

It came as Paul was branded the new ‘Nasty Nick’ of reality TV as he found himself in the firing line on the episode.

After Ash’s banishment, Meg or Paul was at risk of being murdered by the Traitors after they were the remaining contestants who had been condemned in the dungeons. 

The 36-year-old was applauded by fans who said he ‘deserved an Oscar’ as he burst into tears and had to be comforted by Jonny over claims he was missing his family. 

It came as Paul was branded the new 'Nasty Nick' of reality TV as he found himself in the firing line on the episode

It came as Paul was branded the new ‘Nasty Nick’ of reality TV as he found himself in the firing line on the episode 

Viewers believe Paul could replace Big Brother 'Nasty Nick' Bateman, who became known for playing his fellow housemates off of one another

Viewers believe Paul could replace Big Brother ‘Nasty Nick’ Bateman, who became known for playing his fellow housemates off of one another

Meg was murdered with the Faithfuls surprised she was one of their own

Meg was murdered with the Faithfuls surprised she was one of their own 

But Paul confessed the real reason behind his tears was because his plan to double bluff the Faithfuls by placing himself in the dungeon had backfired.

He said: ‘I’ve had a very emotional day over the family and stuff but to be honest that was genuine emotion just reshaped in a different way that I knew I would benefit from it’.

Contestants were stunned when Paul returned to the breakfast table, instead of Faithful Meg, who they believed was a Traitor. 

‘The team is only strong as its weakest link. If you are not performing on a football pitch or work, you go and she needed to go. I want us to hide now.’ 

 Harry warned Paul: ‘It could bring heat to you.’

Jonny was the next to be eliminated on the episode but he was in fact a Faithful. 

The Traitors continues on BBC One on Wednesday at 9pm. 

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