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Rumoured stars who could feature in UK celebrity version of The Traitors

Rumoured stars who could feature in UK celebrity version of The Traitors

It's one of the biggest shows in recent years

Another day, another rumour The Traitors is coming back... but this time with a celebrity version.

It wouldn't be a new phenomenon, with the US version of the show already sporting famous names and faces - including the rather left-field addition of former Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow. A head-scratcher, that one.

The BBC has remained tight lipped on the matter, giving LADbible a 'no comment' response on multiple occasions regarding a star-studded version on UK shores.

In the UK, we've had two seasons of the show with ordinary folk fighting for the cash prize.

Now, it's being claimed a celebrity version could well be next, with The Sun saying it's in the works for British viewers.

And the cast could be mega, with Friends legend Courteney Cox tipped to be the first name confirmed for the show.

It'd make sense, given she is good mates with The Traitors host Claudia Winkleman.

Speaking at a press launch for the second season of the show, Winkleman said that while she didn't think she'd be any good at the game, she named some mates who she would love to see give it a try, praising Victoria Coren Mitchell, Stephen Fry and Adam Woodyatt.

Could it really happen?

As for season three of The Traitors, there's still time to apply here.

Traitors' executive producer Stephen Lambert has teased on Global’s The News Agents podcast that a celebrity version could be on the cards.

He said: "I think it would be pretty entertaining. We talk to the BBC about the future of all our shows and that’s obviously a possibility."

But who else has been rumoured for a celebrity version of The Traitors on UK shores? Let's take a look:

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock.
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Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been rumoured to make an appearance in a celebrity showing of the programme.

It wouldn't be a shock, given his trip to Australia to star in ITV's I'm a Celebrity back in 2022.

The MP is also experienced the brutality of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, which left the Tory rather annoyed after he was called a rude name.

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox in her younger days.
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As we mentioned above, Friends icon Courteney Cox looks like the most likely shoe-in for a celebrity version of the show.

One insider told The Sun: "Getting Courteney on board would be a real coup.

"The fact the producers have a star from Friends in their sights shows the kind of calibre of famous faces Celebrity Traitors is aiming for.

"After the show was announced, producers were swamped with calls from big names and their agents wanting to throw their hat in the ring — many of them a big surprise.

"Courteney has always been a fan of the show, particularly as the British version has her mate Claudia fronting it."

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker is a sporting legend.
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England football legend and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has been tipped to make a showing on the programme.

Betfred Showbiz Specialist, Kayley Cornelius, said earlier this year that Lineker was one of the early favourites.

"It won't be long until we see Gary in the spotlight again," she said.

Coleen Rooney

Coleen Rooney is a household name.
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Wagatha Christie herself, would Coleen Rooney take part in the show?

Her public court battle with Rebekah Vardy over allegations of leaking information to the tabloid press would see any appearance by her go down a storm with viewers.

One insider said: "They want stars who are likely to be great game-players and who have great survival skills, the ability to double-cross or a way of sniffing out a back-stabber."

Rebekah Vardy

Rebekah Vardy was at the middle of the Wagatha Christie dispute.
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Well, it makes perfect sense doesn't it?

Sitting on the other side of the legal battle with Rooney, Vardy sued Rooney for libel defamation over the Wagatha Christie dispute.

She lost with a judge ruling Rooney's statements to be substantially true.

Whether she would appear alongside Rooney remains very doubtful in our minds, but one of the two would make a lot of sense.

Rylan Clark

Rylan Clark.
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A household name ever since his time on The X Factor, Rylan has forged an extremely successful career as a presenter and personality.

It also wouldn't be his first venture into celebrity versions of TV shows, starring on Celebrity Gogglebox with his mum, winning Celebrity Big Brother and presenting Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two.

Alison Hammond

Everyone loves Alison.
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Everyone loves Alison, with her being a real star on the likes of The Great British Bake Off and This Morning.

Like Rylan, she loves starring in celebrity TV shows with appearances on as I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Coach Trip, Strictly Come Dancing (2014), and Celebrity Masterchef.

Winkleman also tipped her as someone who she would love to star.

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Topics: BBC, Celebrity, TV and Film, Matt Hancock