The first person’murdered’ The Traitors competitor has spoken up about a major plot surprise this season: two candidates were not eliminated in the first episode.
Claudia Winkleman’s blockbuster murder mystery is back for a second season, with four Traitors vying for up to £120,000 by murdering or expelling the Faithful.
Players are’murdered’ in the middle of the night or eliminated after passionate argument, and the early episodes feature just as many twists as the previous season.
But not the one some participants expected.
Before their money-making endeavours, the participants were told to queue outside the famed Traitors castle from who they felt would succeed to who they thought would fail.
‘Not the feared line,’ someone could be heard saying early in the programme.
And, having anticipated the conclusion from last year, some may have expected a stunning twist to send two of them packing.
But Aubrey, who was later the first to be sent home, knew it wouldn’t be that ‘boring’.
He said: ‘I knew they wouldn’t do that. It’s not the jungle, I’m A Celebrity, they do the same old thing.
‘I knew they wouldn’t do the same thing because it’s boring.
‘And how Claudia did it was fantastic, you know, “as if we’re going to do that again”.’
He went on: ‘I thought they wouldn’t repeat that again.’
But that wasn’t Aubrey’s only surprise. He was the first to be’murdered’ by the Traitors after just hours and a’shambolic’ challenge, and it wasn’t anything he was anticipating.
Reflecting on his exit, he told us: ‘If I go back from the day before, when we did the challenge in the lake, it doesn’t really show me in the water, but if it wasn’t for me swimming out to one of the pontoons to make the puzzle – and I did it on my own because the others were going round and round in the boat, it was shambles.’
He went on: ‘That’s why I wanted to do The Traitors, because I like activities like that, everybody was saying, “You were fantastic, you didn’t tell us you could swim like this, like a dolphin,” so I thought I’ll be fine.
‘They’d want to keep the strong ones in, so let’s just say I was a little surprised.’
Despite that, Aubrey insists ‘it was meant to be’ and he won by just being on the reality programme.
However, if he had persisted in the game, the 67-year-old retired store owner believes he would have discovered the truth.
Despite not spotting any clues to who the real Traitors were, Aubrey said: ‘I don’t blame them for getting rid of me because I would have sussed them out, I know I would have.
‘And they know that – I’m no fool. And eventually, I would have found out.’
The Traitors is available to watch on BBC iPlayer and continues on Wednesday at 9pm on BBC One.
Source My Celebrity Life.