The Traitors season 2 winner has been crowned (Picture: BBC/Studio Lambert/Mark Mainz)
The Traitors winner has officially been crowned after a jaw-dropping final.
The second series of Claudia Winkleman’s hit murder mystery gameshow has tragically come to an end, but over the past 12 episodes, she’s delivered more iconic jumpers, Bafta-worthy moments, and blistering betrayals than we could have ever asked for.
17 players in total have been ‘murdered’ or ‘banished’ and now only five remained in the final episode: Harry, Andrew, and Faithfuls Mollie Pearce, Evie Morrison and Jaz Singh.
And now we officially have our winner, who took home a prize pot standing at £95,150.
Harry, Andrew, Jaz, Evie and Mollie made it to the final (Picture: BBC/Studio Lambert/Paul Chappells)
After the most tense episode yet, Harry was crowned winner of The Traitors, after making it to the final two and revealing that he wasn’t actually a Faithful.
He managed to banish the other players one by one, and convince the last remaining Faithful that he was on her side.
‘You played the game of your life,’ Claudia told him.
Harry was the only Traitor to have not been discovered from the beginning of the game to the very end (Picture: BBC/Studio Lambert)
The final episode began with the remaining five players attempt to score another £20,000 for their prize pot, with a challenge that had them abseiling, clambering through caves and underwater, a helicopter ride and even throwing up overboard.
And then came the roundtable. For the last time, the contestants pointed fingers at each other, trying to discover who was really a Traitor.
Jaz finally voiced his suspicions, raising Harry’s name after a previous conversation with Paul.
However, it was ultimately Evie who faced banishment, wishing her competitors ‘good luck’ as she revealed she was, in fact, a Faithful.
Evie was banished at the final roundtable (Picture: BBC)
As Claudia revealed the final amount of money that was being played for, the four remaining players chose to vote for either another banishment or believe that they were all Faithful.
Ultimately, Molly, Harry and Jaz all voted out Andrew, eliminating him from the game.
‘I’m quite surprised I got this far,’ he said, saying he had ‘no hard feelings’ for Harry.
‘It’s been a weight off my shoulders to be honest, I can go back to being me.’
Andrew was banished and revealed himself to be a Traitor after turning on Harry (Picture: BBC)
For the final time, the remaining three chose to end the game or banish another player, with Mollie believing that both Jaz and Harry were fellow Faithfuls.
And while the latter followed suit in choosing to end the game, Jaz couldn’t rest his suspicions and chose a final banishment.
‘The only person I’m confident to stand with is Mollie,’ he explained, before voting Harry out.
Mollie meanwhile was left clearly distressed at having to put one name forward, changing her mind numerous times before ‘locking in’ her vote, and banishing Jaz.
Mollie sealed her fate by trusting Harry (Picture: BBC)
Jaz’s suspicions were right… (Picture: BBC)
With just two players remaining, the game was over, and Mollie unknowingly had sealed her fate as Harry took home the prize pot alone.
‘I need to win her trust back,’ Harry said, as Mollie left the roundtable room in tears, before going on to celebrate his huge win.
He said: ‘I feel like I can breathe, cause I am me again, I am Harry again… I underestimated this massively, you come here and there is 22 amazing people, and from the off I have been a Traitor, I’ve had enough of being naughty and being bad because that was next level.’
After playing an excellent game, Harry took home £95,150 (Picture: BBC/Studio Lambert/Llara Plaza)
Ahead of the final episode, Harry – the only Traitor to make it from the first episode to the final without being revealed – said: ‘I just feel mind-blown, to be honest, I think I’ve done everything I could right.
‘I couldn’t have done anything else to get here but also it has been a bit of luck as well.’
The 22-year-old continued: ‘I couldn’t be more thankful to the other players around me but especially the traitors, just because the way they’ve played the game has allowed me to get to where I am.
‘For example, (banished traitors) Ash, Miles, and Paul, all of them could have tried bringing me down with them and the ship.
‘I can’t say I would have been too happy if someone was coming at me who I knew was supposed to be on my team. So I’m just lost for words, really. I just can’t believe it.’
Season one saw Faithfuls Aaron, Meryl and Hannah walk away with £101,050 (Picture: PA)
The show, having been developed from Dutch version De Verraders, went on to win two Bafta TV awards, but if you can’t get enough and are devastated it’s over, it’s not all bad news.
For those who are tempted to prove themselves playing the game, applications have opened for series three.
For the rest of us, more treachery is on the horizon with a brand new series dropping on iPlayer tonight.
The Traitors is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
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