BBC The Traitors star in thinly-veiled dig at hit show as they admit new project ‘looks after you much better’

BBC The Traitors star in thinly-veiled dig at hit show as they admit new project ‘looks after you much better’

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 24/03/2024

- 07:00

The 54-year-old found fame in the psychological reality series

BBC The Traitors aired its second series earlier this year and some of the show’s memorable contestants have somewhat remained in the public eye.

One of the popular stars from the first series has since made a dig about the programme after featuring in the upcoming series of Pilgrimage.

Amanda Lovett, 54, took part in series one of The Traitors, but her excellent deceiving skills and dry humour gave her a significant fan base which continues despite the second series being over.

The former estate agent is starring in this year’s Pilgrimage, which sees a group of celebrities swap their glamorous lifestyles for walking boots as they tackle medieval spiritual journeys to see if they’re still relevant today.

The 2024 series is also staring Michaela Strachan, Spencer Matthews, Sonali Shah, Eshaan Akbar, Tom Rosenthal and Christine McGuinness.

Speaking to GB News and other publications, Lovett was asked to compare her experiences on the two BBC shows.

Amanda Lovett

Amanda found fame on the first series of The Traitors


“This one was far better,” she admitted without hesitation, adding: “The food was better and we were looked after better.”

The Welsh contestant was catapulted into fame one the psychological reality series and made a successful traitor, managing to deceive those around her.

The practicing Catholic decided to take part in the series to find out more about her faith and others.

“I wanted to go in to find out if I fitted in Catholicism still because I went to Catholic schools and you know life takes different journeys,” she reflected.

Michaela Strachan and Amanda Lovett filming Pilgrimage

Amanda admitted she was 'looked after better' filming Pilgrimage


“You know, I'd become part of the LGBT community after The Traitors and I just wanted to question why God doesn't bless the same sex relationships, you know, but since then, the Pope has – he must’ve listened to me.”

This year’s show will take the stars through North Wales.

It will follow the group as they take a personal journey along a route that celebrates Celtic early Christian saints, with Bardsey Island the fabled “Island of 20,000 saints” just off the western tip of the Llyn Peninsula - their final destination.

Speaking to the BBC about taking part in the series, Lovett explained: “They say that if you go on a pilgrimage, there’s a hope that by the end of it there will have been some sort of realisation, so I’m looking forward to finding mine!

Pilgrimage 2024 stars

Seven famous faces took part in the new series of Pilgrimage


"I do have a strong Catholic faith. I still pray, and I believe there’s an afterlife, but I’m excited to explore other people’s faiths and religions and how they view life.

"I’ve always been the mum, the gran, the worker, and I sort of forgot about me. I’ve done school runs for 32 years, and I’ve found my time now.

"I’m looking forward to learning about myself, digging deep and processing and seeing how I’ll evolve in the future."

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