Where are The Traitors cast now? From soap opera roles to getting married and graduating – a look at what the Faithfuls and Traitors are doing as the show finally returns for series two

The Traitors became an instant favourite when it aired on the BBC last year, leaving viewers on the edges of their seats.

The reality series, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, showed 22 strangers fighting to win as much as £120,000 in a Scottish castle by back-stabbing and lying to one another.

It attracted an average audience of 5.4 million and went on to win two trophies at the BAFTA TV Awards after Faithfuls Aaron Evans, Meryl Williams and Hannah Byczkowski took home the £101,050 jackpot.

The Traitors returned for its hotly-anticipated second series on January 3, with a whole new cast of Traitors and Faithfuls scheming in a bid to win the prize money.

As the smash hit show returns to screens, MailOnline takes a look at where the cast of The Traitors’ first series are now.

The Traitors became an instant favourite when it aired on the BBC last year, leaving viewers on the edges of their seats

The reality series, hosted by Claudia Winkleman (pictured), showed 22 strangers fighting to win as much as £120,000 in a Scottish castle by back-stabbing and lying to one another

The reality series, hosted by Claudia Winkleman (pictured), showed 22 strangers fighting to win as much as £120,000 in a Scottish castle by back-stabbing and lying to one another

WILFRED WEBSTER

Wilf’s scheming and deception as a Traitor took him all the way to the final and he almost outwitted the Faithfuls to take home the entire prize pot for himself.

However, the three remaining Faithfuls figured out at the last minute that he was a Traitor and took home the cash for themselves in a nail-biting twist.

His role in the show saw his ‘befriend and betray’ his fellow contestants with his fellow Traitors as they sent people home in a bid to take the cash prize themselves.

Speaking of the show, Wilf told the BBC: ‘You’re sucked into this game and all the problems going on in the world are no longer relevant, the only thing that’s relevant is the game you’re stuck in.

‘My whole thing was befriend and betray – betray the people who were closest to me so it makes them look like they were murdered, I was genuinely upset because of guilt.’

Wilf admitted he will be rooting for the Traitors to win series two, and addressed whether he would ever consider returning to the show.

He told Digital Spy: ‘At first, when I came out and watched it, everyone kept asking would you go in again and I was like ‘No, never’.

‘But the more I’ve had time to digest it and enjoy it and rewatch it, I’m like, ‘Do you know what, it was a really great experience and really fun’.

‘I’d love to have a chance to actually win this time, so you never know, maybe one day.’

On the show, Wilf said he wanted to win the money so he could get married to his fiancée Panayiota and take their two children on holiday.

Though he didn’t win the prize money, Wilf tied the knot with his partner Panayiota in Cyprus after filming wrapped and he shared some sweet snaps from the ceremony.

Wilf, from Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, worked for as a senior fundraiser for a charity before his appearance on The Traitors, and is still passionate about giving back to his community.

Of his future plans, he told the BBC: ‘I want to give back to Peterborough, there’s not a lot of things for young people to do there at the moment, so if I can open a boxing gym and dance studio, that’s the aim.’ 

Wilf's scheming as a Traitor took him all the way to the final and he almost outwitted the Faithfuls to take home the entire prize pot for himself, before losing at the last second

Wilf’s scheming as a Traitor took him all the way to the final and he almost outwitted the Faithfuls to take home the entire prize pot for himself, before losing at the last second

Wilf tied the knot with his partner Panayiota in Cyprus after filming wrapped and he shared some sweet snaps from the ceremony

 Wilf tied the knot with his partner Panayiota in Cyprus after filming wrapped and he shared some sweet snaps from the ceremony 

ALYSSA CHAN 

Alyssa was the first Traitor to be banished from the show in a shocking twist which saw her betrayed by her fellow Traitors Wilf and Amanda.

Wilf was the first one to turn on Alyssa as he voted for her to be banished, leaving the final vote down to Amanda, who also voted her out of the show.

Of her exit, Alyssa told Edinburgh Live: ‘I was shocked and then I was a bit disappointed, but it was more of a relief just to not have to be sly anymore and I could just go back to being me and not just have to play the tough game anymore.’

She admitted she has also forgiven Will, adding: ‘Yes, I have, it took a few days I think, I was a bit hurt by it and I was completely blindsided and as the days went on I was able to look at it as a game and just commend him for the gameplay.’

‘He really could have won with it, he’s a really great person and we still chat now.’

Alyssa also said she has no plans to take part in any other TV shows following her beloved appearance on The Traitors.

Over the summer, Alyssa – from Cork, Ireland –  graduated with a first class honours in Business Management from Queen Margaret University.

She shared snaps from her graduation ceremony to Instagram, alongside the caption: ‘She’s only gone and done it – Graduated with a first class honours in Business Management !! Thank u to everyone who supported me the past 4 years luv luv luv u x’

After finishing university, Alyssa enjoyed a sun-soaked trip around Indonesia, before returning back to the UK and moving to London, where she works as a search executive.

Alyssa was the first Traitor to be banished from the show in a shocking twist which saw her betrayed by her fellow Traitors Wilf and Amanda

Alyssa was the first Traitor to be banished from the show in a shocking twist which saw her betrayed by her fellow Traitors Wilf and Amanda

Over the summer, Alyssa - from Cork, Ireland - graduated with a first class honours in Business Management from Queen Margaret University

Over the summer, Alyssa – from Cork, Ireland – graduated with a first class honours in Business Management from Queen Margaret University

After finishing university, Alyssa enjoyed a sun-soaked trip around Indonesia , before returning back to the UK and moving to London

After finishing university, Alyssa enjoyed a sun-soaked trip around Indonesia , before returning back to the UK and moving to London

AMANDA LOVETT 

Amanda successfully managed to deceive the Faithfuls before a nail-biting episode saw her dramatically betrayed by fellow Traitor Wilf.

He raised suspicion among the Faithfuls about her ahead of the Round Table, before eventually sealing her fate with his vote.

After leaving the show, Amanda – from Wales – said it was her persona as a loving grandma and motherly figure that allowed her to stay under the radar for so long. 

She said: ‘We all wear a mask… we all have bad days, but you get up, put your uniform on, go to work and play the role.’

‘Being a traitor, you’re playing a Faithful all day. They really believe in you, connect with you, and don’t want you to be that person who’s betraying them, murdering them,’ she added.

Former estate agent Amanda lives in Swansea with her partner Justin and twin daughters Anna May and Molly.

Her older daughter Katie also got married in May 2023, with Amanda sharing snaps from the ceremony to Instagram.

She also has two older sons and five grandchildren, and often shares sweet family photographs to her social media.

Since appearing on The Traitors, Amanda has made appearances at LGBTQ+ nightclubs, visited Pride festival and taken to red carpets.

Amanda also made her presenting debut on BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer as she joined other stars on the show to celebrate its 20th anniversary. 

Amanda successfully managed to deceive the Faithfuls before a nail-biting episode saw her dramatically betrayed by fellow Traitor Wilf

Amanda successfully managed to deceive the Faithfuls before a nail-biting episode saw her dramatically betrayed by fellow Traitor Wilf

Former estate agent Amanda lives in Swansea with her partner Justin (pictured) and twin daughters Anna May and Molly

Former estate agent Amanda lives in Swansea with her partner Justin (pictured) and twin daughters Anna May and Molly

Her older daughter Katie also got married in May 2023, with Amanda sharing snaps from the ceremony to Instagram

Her older daughter Katie also got married in May 2023, with Amanda sharing snaps from the ceremony to Instagram

HANNAH BYCZKOWSKI

Hannah made it all the way to the final and was among the winning trio after they beat Wilf at the last minute to the prize money in a shock showdown.

She famously was left gobsmacked after finding out her best pal Wilf was a Traitor, having been convinced he was a Faithful throughout the entire show.

Hannah said after the show: ‘It was such a shock because I had never even considered him.

‘We had bonded so much that I was like, ‘How does nobody else see that he’s a faithful?’ It didn’t occur to me ever.’

Hannah had walked away from her job doing care assessments ahead of the show and shared her plans to become a full-time comedian following her win.

She is a woman of many talents as Hannah also co-hosts a podcast called Ghost Huns with her pal Suzie, where they regale spooky tales. 

They are set to take their podcast on a live tour this year, visiting cities including Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and London with the show.

Hannah has also featured on The Weakest Link and has done an array of interviews and chat show appearances about The Traitors.

Hannah made it all the way to the final and was among the winning trio after they beat Wilf at the last minute to the prize money in a shock showdown

Hannah made it all the way to the final and was among the winning trio after they beat Wilf at the last minute to the prize money in a shock showdown

She famously was left gobsmacked after finding out her best pal Wilf was a Traitor, having been convinced he was a Faithful throughout the entire show

She famously was left gobsmacked after finding out her best pal Wilf was a Traitor, having been convinced he was a Faithful throughout the entire show 

Hannah has also featured on The Weakest Link and has done an array of interviews and chat show appearances about The Traitors

Hannah has also featured on The Weakest Link and has done an array of interviews and chat show appearances about The Traitors

MERYL WILLIAMS 

Meryl joined Hannah in winning the £101,050 jackpot after the nail biting final, and shared her hopes to go into TV presenting after her win.

Meryl, who was the first person with dwarfism to win a reality game show, said: ‘I work at a call centre as a customer service agent and I really want to break into the television and journalism industry in presenting.’ 

‘I’m going to use this time and money to get into that’, she added in a chat shared by The Sun.

Meryl, 27, who lives in Edinburgh, has also used her platform to raise awareness about living with dwarfism.

She filmed a Channel 4  documentary called True Stories in which she shared her life, and she has also candidly discused dwarfism on her social media.

In one candid post, she opened up about her family moving from South Africa to the UK when she was six to gain access to ‘better healthcare’ as she told how she was ‘misdiagnosed’ when younger.

Meryl – who has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia – said: ‘Both my parents are average height and nobody in my family has my condition it was extremely uncommon when I was born which lead to me being misdiagnosed.

‘The chances of two people with no previous history of my condition having a baby with dwarfism is 1 in 25,000. I am extremely lucky to have the family I do and have the support I do from everyone around me.’

And after winning big on the show, the TV personality has previously touched on the potential of her own clothing line for people with dwarfism. 

Meryl previously explained that she wanted to make clothing ‘accesible and affordable’ for people – with her Nan currently altering adult size clothes to fit her.

Meryl recently returned to South Africa to celebrate her mother’s 60th birthday and shared a whole host of snaps from the picturesque trip.

Most recently, Meryl appeared on The Weakest Link Celebrity Christmas Special alongside the likes of Alex Jones and Coleen Nolan.

Meryl joined Hannah in winning the £101,050 jackpot after the nail biting final, and shared her hopes to go into TV presenting after her win

Meryl joined Hannah in winning the £101,050 jackpot after the nail biting final, and shared her hopes to go into TV presenting after her win

And after winning big on the show, the TV personality has previously touched on the potential of her own clothing line for people with dwarfism

And after winning big on the show, the TV personality has previously touched on the potential of her own clothing line for people with dwarfism

Meryl recently returned to South Africa to celebrate her mother's 60th birthday and shared a whole host of snaps from the picturesque trip

Meryl recently returned to South Africa to celebrate her mother’s 60th birthday and shared a whole host of snaps from the picturesque trip

AARON EVANS

Aaron was the final star to be among the winning team on The Traitors after beating all the Traitors to the prize money.

On the show, Aaron candidly shared his experience about living with ADHD and he later told how he received many messages thanking him for his honesty.

When asked if he’d been contacted by fans after the show, he told MailOnline and other media: ‘Yeah, mainly from men. 

‘It feels so weird because looking back I was just trying to be myself and I would say I’m quite an emotional person and they message me and say, ‘This has helped me so much’ and ‘thank you so much for opening up on national TV’.

‘At a point I was like, I wish I wasn’t so emotional, but as soon as I got a message saying, ‘I’m so glad you did that, it’s helped me out so much’, I was more than relieved.’ 

Aaron insisted he didn’t intend to be a role model for viewers, adding that he didn’t set out to showcase his ADHD or raise awareness.

After the show, Aaron quit his job as a property agent and went travelling, visiting Vietnam and Thailand with his friends.

He used £3,000 from his prize money to go travelling, while he gave the rest of it to his mother Jenny so she could buy a house.

Revealing her reaction, he explained: ‘She was crying when I came back from the show and then once I told her, she started crying even more. It was really emotional.’ 

Aaron also has his sights set on a return to reality television as he previously admitted he’d be open to trying out any show that comes along, apart from Love Island.

He said: ‘If anything comes along I’d be more than happy to, it’s so much fun so I’d definitely do something again, but I don’t know about Love Island.

‘I don’t think I’m cut out for Love Island. Any reality TV show I’d be more than up for.’

Over the summer, he appeared on BBC’s Mastermind alongside other celebrities  – including Michelle Heaton and Maisie Adam – to raise money for charity. 

Aaron was the final star to be among the winning team on The Traitors after beating all the Traitors to the prize money

Aaron was the final star to be among the winning team on The Traitors after beating all the Traitors to the prize money

He used £3,000 from his prize money to go travelling, while he gave the rest of it to his mother Jenny so she could buy a house

He used £3,000 from his prize money to go travelling, while he gave the rest of it to his mother Jenny so she could buy a house

Aaron has his sights set on more reality TV and he recently appeared on BBC's Mastermind alongside other celebrities to raise money for charity

Aaron has his sights set on more reality TV and he recently appeared on BBC’s Mastermind alongside other celebrities to raise money for charity

MADDY SMEDLEY

Maddy famously tried to conceal her acting career from her co-stars during her appearance on The Traitors, believing it would lead them not to trust her.

She later came under suspicion when she confessed that she was an actress who had appeared in one episode of EastEnders – where she played a homeless woman named Rita – and in one episode of Casualty, where she played a woman without a womb.

After the show, Maddy landed landed a role in the Chanel 4 soap Hollyoaks, portraying Faye Fuller alongside Owen Warner and Jemma Donovan.

Her appearance came as part of a storyline revolving troubled influencer Rayne and her unsuspecting boyfriend Romeo.

Maddy played talent agent Faye Fuller, who worked with Rayne and whose sinister side had slowly been revealing itself on screen.

Despite Rayne’s waning social media popularity, Faye was on a mission to get the star on the next series of every Hollyoaks resident’s favourite reality show, Love Cave.

Talking about joining the Channel 4 soap, Maddy said: ‘I’ve had a blast filming, everyone at Hollyoaks has been so kind and accommodated me and bump so well. Faye Fuller is trashy, sassy and a bit cutthroat.’

‘I used to watch Hollyoaks and chat about it before school on the radiators. Chuffed to now be a part of it.’

In September, Maddy also welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Shelby Rae, with her partner Tom Greenwood.

The star, 30, took to Instagram to announce the news at the start of October after their little girl arrived weighing six pounds and three ounces.

Captioning the post, she wrote: ‘Shelby Rae our little girl – feel so lucky – 23.09.23 – 6lb 3.’

She has since celebrated her first Christmas with her baby girl, posting family snaps from the special day to social media.

Maddy famously tried to conceal her acting career from her co-stars during her appearance on The Traitors, believing it would lead them not to trust her

Maddy famously tried to conceal her acting career from her co-stars during her appearance on The Traitors, believing it would lead them not to trust her 

In September, Maddy also welcomed her first child , a baby girl named Shelby Rae, with her partner Tom Greenwood

In September, Maddy also welcomed her first child , a baby girl named Shelby Rae, with her partner Tom Greenwood 

She has since celebrated her first Christmas with her baby girl, posting family snaps from the special day to social media

She has since celebrated her first Christmas with her baby girl, posting family snaps from the special day to social media

ALEX GRAY AND TOM ELDERFIELD

Alex and Tom famously concealed their relationship from their fellow contestants on the show, pretending to meet as strangers when they both entered.

They successfully managed to hide their romance from their co-stars until bombshell scenes saw magician Tom tell all over breakfast after Alex came under suspicion.

The scenes saw Tom panic after Alex was accused of being a Traitor and tell the group that they were a couple, leaving Alex and the fellow group completely stunned.

Matt Harris had grown close to Alex on the show and was left especially upset by the reveal, but later insisted there was no bad blood between them.

Since leaving the show, Alex and Tom have remained a couple and frequently feature on each other’s social media pages.

Alex most recently shared a snap of Tom tucking into a meal as she joked that he needed a bigger plate for his food, showing they are as close as ever.

Alex also gives an insight into her jet-setting lifestyle on her Instagram, sharing pictures and videos of herself doing yoga while exploring sunnier climes.

Alex describes herself as a TV presenter, actress and content creator, and shares her show reels to her Instagram and YouTube pages.

Earlier this year, Alex also opened up about her autoimmune condition, detailing her flare-ups and loss of energy, while she is still waiting for a diagnosis.

She shared that she developed a rash back in 2019 along with pain in her joints and ‘extreme tiredness’, with gluten, dairy, oats and physical stress triggering her flare ups.

She has also candidly spoken about her struggles bulimia nervosa, raising awareness for eating disorders on her social media.

Meanwhile, her boyfriend Tom is a magician, content creator and presenter and has continued his career as a magician following the show.

He often shares videos of his magic tricks to his Instagram page and also gives an insight into his sun-soaked travels with Alex. 

Alex (bottom right) and Tom (top left) famously concealed their relationship from their fellow contestants on the show, pretending to meet as strangers when they both entered

Alex (bottom right) and Tom (top left) famously concealed their relationship from their fellow contestants on the show, pretending to meet as strangers when they both entered

They successfully managed to hide their romance from their co-stars until bombshell scenes saw magician Tom tell all over breakfast after Alex came under suspicion

They successfully managed to hide their romance from their co-stars until bombshell scenes saw magician Tom tell all over breakfast after Alex came under suspicion

Since leaving the show, Alex and Tom have remained a couple and frequently feature on each other's social media pages

Since leaving the show, Alex and Tom have remained a couple and frequently feature on each other’s social media pages

Alex most recently shared a snap of Tom tucking into a meal as she joked that he needed a bigger plate for his food, showing they are as close as ever

Alex most recently shared a snap of Tom tucking into a meal as she joked that he needed a bigger plate for his food, showing they are as close as ever

Alex also gives an insight into her jet-setting lifestyle on her Instagram, sharing pictures and videos of herself doing yoga while exploring sunnier climes

Alex also gives an insight into her jet-setting lifestyle on her Instagram, sharing pictures and videos of herself doing yoga while exploring sunnier climes

KIERAN TOMPSETT

Kieran made it all the way to the final after being recruited by Will to the Traitors following the exits of Amanda and Alyssa.

When he was banished, he gave some very big clues to Will’s true identity, as he wrote his name on a slate in the final vote alongside the message: ‘A parting gift.’

Not long after his appearance on the show, he apologised and shared his regret over resurfaced videos of himself mocking disabled and Chinese people from 2015.

Kieran is married to his wife Katie – who is a bridal hair and extension specialist – and the couple share two children Teddy and Tia.

Kieran often shares glimpses into his family life on his social media, as well as his his professional achievements.

Last year, he was announced as PTSD UK’s new ambassador after suffering with PTSD and mental health problems himself.

Fourteen years ago, Kieran was almost killed in a knife attack and has since suffered from panic attacks, nightmares and hallucinations, which led to a PTSD diagnosis.

He also suffered a string of emotional events which including losing his 17-month-old nephew and his mother, and he has been open about his struggles since then.

Kieran told Metro in June: ‘The death of my nephew was the trigger point in developing PTSD – but I didn’t know this at the time.’

He explained how he had managed to live with his symptoms until he was a victim of knife crime in 2009 when he was stabbed in the chest at a party.

‘I had a punctured lung and was in intensive care, but I was one of the lucky ones because I got a second chance at life,’ he said.

He sought professional help in 2011 and was diagnosed with PTSD, and is now working with PTSD UK to raise awareness for the mental health condition.

Kieran made it all the way to the final after being recruited by Will to the Traitors following the exits of Amanda and Alyssa, but was voted out shortly before the end of the show

Kieran made it all the way to the final after being recruited by Will to the Traitors following the exits of Amanda and Alyssa, but was voted out shortly before the end of the show 

Kieran is married to his wife Katie - who is a bridal hair and extension specialist - and the couple share two children Teddy and Tia

Kieran is married to his wife Katie – who is a bridal hair and extension specialist – and the couple share two children Teddy and Tia

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