The Traitors winners spill show secrets including how long roundtables take to film

The Traitors winners have opened up on some of the secrets behind the hugely-popular new series that catapulted them to fame overnight.

Hannah Byczkowski, Aaron Evans and Meryl Williams were crowned the winners, splitting the £100,000 prize money after weeks living in a Scottish castle.

The trio managed to unmask remaining two Traitors Kieran and Wilfred in dramatic scenes on the BBC show's final instalment, awarding them the coveted prize money.

But while the Claudia Winkleman-fronted show's repeated segments revealed dramatic twists and turns, things were just as intense behind the scenes.

The roundtables in particular were a nail-biting and stressful experience for all involved, as contestants were desperate to find out once and for all who they could trust.


And while viewers watched with anticipation as the contestants attempted to prove their innocence, whether they were Faithfuls or not, it turned out the sequences were filmed from start to finish without pause.

Aaron admitted that the scenes were "25 to 30 minutes of people going on at each other and giving opinions."

Meryl then confirmed there were no breaks as things came to a head between the group.

In the end, it was only the lucky trio who succeeded, and they were over the moon to discuss everything about the show on Friday's This Morning.

Chatting with hosts Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond, Meryl also reflected on the "intensity" of the show.

"Our hands were sweating, we didn't know what to do," she said. "I was like, if I drink the water are people going to think I'm a Traitor.

"If I don't drink the water, are they going to think I'm a Traitor. It was so intense."

Agreeing that the reality behind the scenes was a lot more nerve-wracking for the contestants, Hannah chimed in: "I think it was more intense than it was on TV."

"Even as Faithfuls, we all knew we were Faithfuls, but you start questioning what a Faithful should do," Aaron added. "It's so nerve-wracking all the time."

It comes as Wilfred recently opened up about how amazing it was to film the show with Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia.

Kieran said the host, who is a self-proclaimed The Traitors fan herself, was a “diamond” and she had even been his “celebrity crush”.

“I was just like, oh my god, I can’t believe it was her. And then we got so into it," he recalled. “It’s so weird because she gave nothing away ever, she was so neutral but at the same time, she was really supportive.”

The winners and Traitor finalists will appear on Claudia's Radio 2 show on Saturday 24 December at 10am.

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