Love reality TV? The Traitors season 2 features some of the biggest reality stars in the game!

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Larsa Pippen, and Peter Weber are among the reality stars ready to be deemed Faithful or Traitor.
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Reality competition series The Traitors first debuted in January 2023, and the show really proved how exciting and fun it can be! With some of TV's biggest reality stars on board to play, that's definitely a treat for us fans. And now that season 2 is approaching, premiering Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 on Peacock, we have a whole new cast of reality stars ready to be one of the Faithful or a Traitor.

The Traitor season 2 features a total of 21 contestants including Maksim Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars, Carsten “Bergie” Bergersen from Love Island USA, Dan Gheesling from Big Brother, and more. Whatever reality series is out there, name it and there's probably a cast member from it. Stars taking part in the second season of the Peacock show, once again hosted by Alan Cumming, are from shows like The Challenge, Survivor, and even The Bachelor! Check out the full cast list for The Traitors season 2 below:

  • Carsten “Bergie” Bergersen (Love Island USA)  
  • Chris 'C.T.' Tamburello (The Challenge
  • Dan Gheesling (Big Brother)  
  • Deontay Wilder (Former Boxing Heavyweight Champion)  
  • Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu (Love Island UK
  • Janelle Pierzina (Big Brother)  
  • Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio (The Challenge)  
  • John Bercow (Former Speaker of the UK House of Commons)  
  • Kevin Kreider (Bling Empire)  
  • Larsa Pippen (The Real Housewives of Miami)  
  • Marcus Jordan (basketball player)  
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars)  
  • Mercedes “MJ” Javid (Shahs of Sunset)  
  • Parvati Shallow (Survivor)  
  • Peppermint (RuPaul’s Drag Race)  
  • Peter Weber (The Bachelor)  
  • Phaedra Parks (Married to Medicine)  
  • Sandra Diaz-Twine (Survivor)  
  • Shereé Whitfield (The Real Housewives of Atlanta)  
  • Tamra Judge (The Real Housewives of Orange County)  
  • Trishelle Cannatella (The Challenge)  

These are all exciting additions to The Traitors season 2 cast list! Want to learn more about some of these reality stars? Read on below for the Top 5 we're excited to see take part in what Peacock calls the "nail-biting psychological adventure."

Maks Chmerkovskiy
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Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Dancing with the Stars)  

Birthday: January 17, 1980
Age: 43
Instagram: @maksimc

All of the pro dancers on Dancing with the Stars are super talented, and a fan-favorite is definitely Maksim Chmerkovskiy. He hasn't been on the show since season 25 in 2017. He first joined in season 2, and remained on the competition series for 17 seasons. In 2014, he won the first time taking home the Mirrorball Trophy with partner Meryl Davis in season 18. The pro dancer is currently married to a fellow DWTS pro, Peta Murgatroyd , and the couple shares two sons. Being in the field that he is, Maksim is a competitive person. So I'm really looking forward to how he decides to tackle this game!

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Peter Weber (The Bachelor)  

Birthday: August 4, 199
Age: 32
Instagram: @pilot_pete

Oh, Pilot Pete. I think most of us Bachelor Nation fans who tuned in to The Bachelor season 24 will remember Peter Weber very clearly. He first came in third place on Hannah Brown's The Bachelorette season 15, before headlining his own season. While many liked him on The Bachelorette, that didn't continue on The Bachelor. His indecisiveness did him no good, and I wonder if that's going to play a role in how he handles situations in The Traitor season 2. And I think that's what makes him an intriguing choice. Still, I think he's an interesting addition to the cast. Though Hannah Ann Sluss is who he chose on the reality series, they later broke up. He's currently dating Kelley Flanagan, who came in fifth place.

Johnny Devenanzio
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Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio (The Challenge)

Birthday: June 22, 1982
Age: 41
Instagram: @johnnybananas

I'm not going to lie, seeing Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio's name on the cast list has gotten me super excited! He's known for being a "villain" on The Challenge and has certainly made some interesting choices, like keeping the $275,000 prize money from winning partner Sarah Rice. And that's why I think it's going to be a treat to have him on The Traitors. I think everyone is going to assume he's one, and he'll do a good job of keeping everyone on their toes. He recently also came in as runner-up on reality competition series House of Villains, which features 10 of reality's most memorable and notorious villains competing for $200,000. Will he be counted as a villain on The Traitors? We'll find out soon! He's been a part of 21 The Challenge seasons, as well as the spin-offs.

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Larsa Pippen (The Real Housewives of Miami)

Birthday: July 6, 1974
Age: 49 years old
Instagram: @larsapippen

One contestant who's sure to bring the heat of Miami, in more ways than one, to The Traitors season 2 is Larsa Pippen. Known best for being on The Real Housewives of Miami in season 1 and then returning in the fourth season, there is going to be lots of drama. Larsa has also appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians multiple times. She is NBA player Scottie Pippen's ex-wife. Now, she's currently dating NBA star Michael Jordan's son, Marcus Jordan, who is also one of the season 2 cast members. Her choices in her personal life have been a bit questionable to some people due to the big age gap between Larsa and Marcus. He's 32 years old, which means there's 17 years between them. I guess we're about to see their chemistry in the show. Will they be working together or turn against each other? This is definitely going to be an interesting dynamic brought to the season!

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Peppermint (RuPaul’s Drag Race)  

Birthday: Jan. 31, 1979
Age: 44
Instagram: @peppermint247

The fabulous Peppermint, aka Miss Peppermint will be joining the cast this season, and we're so excited! She's best known for being the runner-up on RuPaul's Drag Race season 9. In 2018, Peppermint starred in Pythio on Broadway, the first trans woman to take on a lead role onstage in the infamous Theatre District. She knows how to play a certain type of character well thanks to her acting skills, so I have no doubt Peppermint is going to be great at keeping her true intentions a mystery from the rest of the contestants.

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How to watch The Traitors season 2

As mentioned above, The Traitors season 2 premieres Friday, Jan. 12, 2023 with the first three episodes on Peacock. Installments begin streaming at 6 p.m. ET. After premiere day, one episode will drop on Thursdays at 6 p.m. ET. Get ready for 11 episodes this time around, with a reunion special, The Traitors Postmortem, at the end of each episode.

The features will include additional footage, interviews with those who head home, and more, per a press release. You can find them on Peacock's YouTube the day after an episode streams. If you don't have a Peacock subscription, you can do so for $5.99/month with ads or $11.99/month without ads. We shared how you can sign up for the streaming service below.

You can watch on Peacock by following these steps:

  • Visit the Peacock sign up page
  • Choose from the Premium or Premium Plus plans
  • Create an account by entering an email and password
  • Enter your chosen payment method
  • Login to stream via your account
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Check out the official synopsis below!

"The Traitors is a nail-biting psychological adventure in which treachery and deceit are the name of the game. Entertainment’s most competitive reality stars and famous faces play the ultimate murder mystery game. Hosted by award-winning actor Alan Cumming at an ancient castle set deep in the Scottish Highlands, contestants work together on a series of exhilarating missions to build a prize fund worth up to $250,000. Hidden amongst the Faithful are the Traitors, whose goal is to eliminate the Faithful and claim the prize for themselves. Under the cover of darkness, the Traitors murder the Faithful one by one in a treacherous spree, while the Faithful try to uncover the Traitors and banish them from the game. If the Faithful contestants banish all the Traitors, they will share the prize fund, but if a Traitor or Traitors makes it to the end, they will steal all the money. "

The Traitors season 2 premieres Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 on Peacock.

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