The Traitors were divided after Ash was ‘completely blindsided’ when Harry and Paul tried to vote her out on Wednesday night’s show.
Faithful Brian, 33, was banished after chess coach Anthony, 45, from Birmingham casted the final vote which ultimately decided who was eliminated from the competition.
Traitors Paul, 36, and Harry, 22, faced an awkward reunion with Ash who told them she was ‘very f*****g p****d off’ as she faced them at midnight to ‘condemn’ four people in the dungeon.
Ash was betrayed by her fellow Traitors in the second vote after Diane, Ash and Brian all received the same amount.
The pair decided to join forces and vote for the events coordinator to be eliminated after she had ‘poorly performed’.
The Traitors were divided after Ash was ‘completely blindsided’ when Harry and Paul tried to vote her out on Wednesday night’s show
Faithful Brian, 33, was banished after chess coach Anthony, 45, from Birmingham casted the final vote which ultimately decided who was eliminated from the competition
But it was Brian who faced the chop and told the group: ‘My heart is going mad. I don’t take anything personal, I’m gutted to be voted out for being who I am. I am a faithful.’
Harry said in the library: ‘That round table was rough. Let’s address the elephant in the room. I voted for a Traitor but she is not as strong as Paul and Miles. I will have to gain her trust again.’
As the contestants dispersed from the round table, Ash broke down in tears by the betrayal.
She said: ‘I’m completely blindsided at this point and very, very shocked that Paul and Harry voted for me. They are really going to play dirty.’
Viewers took to X, formerly Twitter, to comment on the tensions amongst the Traitors.
One wrote: ‘Paul and Harry were entirely justified in voting for Ash. She’s made it entirely obvious she’s a traitor.’
Others said: ‘What’s the betting Ash tries to banish the other Traitors’ and ‘Is Ash going to turn up in the Traitor’s Tower holding a dagger?’
‘It’s going to be a tricky one for the Traitors now though. Ash is going to be mad’.
Viewers took to X, formerly Twitter, to comment on the tensions amongst the Traitors
Glaswegian photographer Brian, 33, who had previously flown under the radar, cracked under the pressure of being voted as a ‘sheep’ in the mission and his behaviour raised suspicion
Viewers faced an agonising wait after last Friday’s episode ended on a cliffhanger, with Traitor Ash (pictured), 45, or Faithful Brian, 33, facing banishment
Ash came under fire in the episode, prompting her fellow Traitors Paul (pictured) and Harry betrayed her in the second public vote
Though Harry and Paul didn’t vote for Ash in the first vote, they then picked her in the second in a bid to protect their positions as Traitors, though the final Traitor Miles didn’t choose her
During the round table, Ash came under fire from clairvoyant Tracey and Diane, with other people’s suspicions growing.
Her fellow Traitors Harry and Miles remained under the radar.
Brian did vote for Traitor Paul on a whim – much to the dismay of the rest of the table who believe him to be a Faithful.
The Glaswegian photographer, who previously flew under the radar during the first round table, decided to speak up and confront his fellow contestants about why he was voted as the ‘sheep’ in the earlier mission.
However, his anxiety and confession he was ‘crumbling’ under the pressure raised suspicion from his fellow competitors, with many wrongly believing he was a Traitor.
At the round table, the contestants confronted people who they thought were the contestants who were ‘murdering’ players each night in a bid to win the prize money for themselves.
Tracey put Ash’s name into the mix as she became the first Traitor to have to defend herself, but failed to persuade the others as more Faithfuls began to suspect her.
In the first vote, Ash received four votes along with Diane and Brian, but none of her fellow Traitors voted for her as they tried to keep suspicion of her.
However, when it came to a draw and the contestants were forced to vote once again, Harry and Paul changed their tune after Ash’s last plea of her innocence.
Ash said: ‘This feels like of weird actually, I wasn’t expecting to be in this position, to you, it looks like I’m going round saying different stuff to people.
‘To me, genuinely what I’m doing is going round, I want to get to know people and people’s opinions. I don’t think that makes me a Traitor, I think that makes me a Faithful actually.’
Brian and Diane both also defended themselves, with the contestants also seeming unconvinced by Brian after his dramatic outburst where he asked who suspected him so he could vote for them.
During voting the second time round, Paul and Harry tried to protect their own positions as Traitors and colluded through eye contact to vote out one of their own.
Harry told the camera: ‘Me and Paul caught eyes and sort of raise of the eyebrows, but making sure no one else could see, but he knew exactly what needed to be done to protect the Traitors.’
After Paul and Harry’s votes were revealed, Ash looked completely downtrodden at the betrayal and spoke to the camera through tears.
She emotionally said of their decision: ‘What the hell are you doing?! I’m actually really, really surprised.’
Paul said of his shock decision: ‘She’s really poorly performed as a Traitor, and if you poorly perform, then there’s consequences.’
Ash added: ‘It’s only day two of the round table and it’s already so rough, you know?’
Miles was the only Traitor not to vote for Ash as he put Brian’s name down in a bid to avert suspicion from his fellow ally.
The Traitors continues on Thursday on BBC One at 9pm.