TV bosses behind 'The Traitors' have reportedly booked the Scottish castle where the show is filmed for another six years.

The Traitors is hosted by Claudia Winkleman and filmed at a castle in Scotland

The Traitors is hosted by Claudia Winkleman and filmed at a castle in Scotland

The reality TV contest has been filmed at Ardross Castle - 30 miles north of Inverness - since it launched back in 2022 and now a new report suggests BBC bosses are planning to keep the show on air until at least 2030 by securing a deal to book the castle for at least 12 more series.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "The ultimate nightmare would be if the producers tried to return to Ardross Castle after the Beeb commissioned more series only to find it was unavailable.

"That’s a very real prospect as the Highlands pile is in huge demand for weddings, which have swelled in numbers since 'The Traitors' became so popular.

"Without taking this bold measure, it was at risk of becoming a victim of its own success."

The insider went on to add the castle needs to be booked out for certain times of the year - either in spring or autumn - because the show can't be filmed during the summer.

They explained: "The show, which is often filmed in the depths of the night, can only be made at certain times of year due to long summer days in the north of Scotland."

A third series of 'The Traitors' is likely to start filming at Ardross Castle in the next six weeks and a celebrity spin-off is believed to be planned for the autumn.

The show is hosted by Claudia Winkleman, 52, and she recently admitted she almost turned down the job because of her "innate laziness".

When asked about the role during an appearance on the 'Dish with Waitrose' podcast, Claudia explained: "[I almost turned it down] because of my innate laziness ... I was like, 'I'm really sorry I can't go to Scotland for three and a half weeks, but thank you so much for thinking of me. And why don't you ask the following people? Thank you, bye'.

"And they said, 'Just before you say definite no, can we just send you the tapes of the Dutch version?' And I was like, 'Yeah, okay, I really won't get round to [watching it' ... and then four days later, 'Have you watched it yet?' I was like, 'No … I am napping'."

However, when she finally got around to watching the show, she breezed through the whole series in one day. She added: "I watched all twelve In one sitting, which ... was major because I have to be ... I'm asleep at nine. "So, and I was like, cannot come to bed. And then, yeah, and I texted my boss at the BBC ... and I said, 'I'll book my own train. Yeah, I'm coming. I'm going to Inverness'."

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