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Suffolk woman appearing on new BBC One programme Traitors hosted by Claudia Winkleman





A 59-year-old woman is hoping to have a shot of winning a share of £120,000 on a new hit BBC One programme.

Head of school welfare at a Suffolk school, Fay, is one of 22 contestants competing on the show Traitors.

Hosted by Claudia Winkleman, Traitors sees three contestants selected to be traitors while the remaining members have the task of working out who the traitors are.

59-year-old Fay is one of the 22 contestants competing on the show Traitors. Picture: BBC
59-year-old Fay is one of the 22 contestants competing on the show Traitors. Picture: BBC

Each night the traitor's 'murder' one faithful off the show.

Fay said she found the concept very appealing and that she is coming to the end of a 'long and wonderful' career in education after being in the same establishment for 29 years.

She said: ""I worked myself through the steps, I started on the ground floor and every five years my job evolved, where now I'm at the top of my game, I'm on the senior leader team."

Every five years my job evolved, where now I'm at the top of my game, I'm on the senior leader team." Picture: BBC
Every five years my job evolved, where now I'm at the top of my game, I'm on the senior leader team." Picture: BBC

In most episodes, the group gathers to discuss who they suspect of being a traitor and have the opportunity to “banish” a contestant, therefore eliminating them from the game.

If the faithful successfully banish all the traitors then the remaining win and claim the prize money.

The head of school welfare said she prepared for the show.

She said: "I play national league basketball too so aside from work and my sports, what can I do next?

"What am I going to do with all the knowledge that I've put together over the years?

"Am I the sort of person that can go out there and do something different? That's the motivation for me.

The Traitors contestant is also an ex-basketball player and was a part of the 2012 Olympic team with the Australians.

If she won a share of the money, Fay added she would go on a "wonderful" holiday.