‘The Traitors’: Can Financial Investigator Paul Banish the Traitors?

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2022 is the year of Network Ten premiering new shows and new formats, and so far, we’re loving it. We’ve roamed the streets of Victoria with Hunted Australia, cruised along the Mediterranean with The Real Love Boat, and now, we’re ready to play detective with The Traitors.

Hosted by Rodger CorserThe Traitors is a new competition reality series that takes place in an old hotel, where our Faithful contestants will compete in challenges to win bars of silver.

The twist, because there’s always a twist, is that there are Traitors masquerading as Faithfuls amongst them, trying to pick them off, one by one. If a Traitor makes it to the end, they’ll win the entire prize pool of silver — worth up to $250,000 — for themselves. If a Faithful makes it to the end, they’ll be presented with a choice: either split the prize with their other Faithful, or keep it all for themselves.

One of the Faithfuls hoping to make it to the end is Paul, a 61-year-old financial investigator from Queensland.

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“You don’t win silver, you lose gold,” said Paul in a press statement. “That was always what my parents taught me.” It’s safe to say, Paul is quite competitive, and he’s set his sights on winning The Traitors.

Over the course of his 30 year career as a financial investigator, Paul has been part of conferences with both the FBI and CIA. Specifically, he’s taught them how to watch for body movements, verbal and non-verbal communication that can indicate that a person is lying. It’s a skill that’s sure to come in handy when it comes time to sniff out the Traitors in the game.

While Paul can spot a liar from a mile away, lying is not a skill he’s had much of an opportunity to engage with over the years.

“I’m not allowed to lie at work,” he explained. “If I was to lie, I would lose my job and my licence. But that’s why I’m in this game, all bets are off and now it’s my turn.”

Will Paul be successful in his mission? Or will the Traitors snuff him out before he has a chance to banish them? Only time will tell. Until then…

The Traitors airs at 7.30pm, Sunday — Tuesdays, only on 10 and 10 Play on Demand. Miss an episode? Catch up on 10 Play.

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