The Traitors finale review – so thrilling your heart won’t stop hammering in your chest
The pay-off of this gloriously twisted gameshow has such high stress, hellish back-stabs and helicopter dives that everyone ends up crying … even Claudia Winkleman
As the old saying goes: keep your friends close and your enemies closer. It’s an idiom that perfectly sums up the finale of The Traitors, the nail-bitingly tense reality gameshow that has, if you’re anything like me, dominated every conversation and group chat for the past four weeks.
Following 12 gloriously twisted episodes – and an extended insight into Claudia Winkleman’s collection of tweed jackets and oversized knitwear – the 22 contestants have been slimmed down until only five remain. Over that time, some of the Faithful have fallen victim to the murderous Traitors, who have whittled down the number with surprising ease (looking at you Amanda), while others were banished by the group via the psychologically torturous roundtable eliminations. There’s been back-stabbing (mainly from Wilf), wild revelations (Alex and Tom’s relationship drama), savagery and paranoia, and enough tears to power a waterworks. Honestly, just thinking about it all makes me want to lie down.