TV Baftas 2023: Claudia Winkleman and The Traitors among winners

Reality competition series The Traitors and its host Claudia Winkleman were among the big winners at the TV Baftas.

The show, which sees players “murder” each other in a Scottish castle, developed a cult following after it launched in November.

Derry Girls and Bad Sisters won the top TV prizes, while Ben Whishaw and Kate Winslet were among the acting winners.

But Winkleman’s other series Strictly Come Dancing lost out to The Masked Singer for best entertainment show.

The ceremony, which was hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, took place on Sunday at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Accepting the prize for best reality series on behalf of The Traitors, Winkleman recalled the meeting she had with commissioners ahead of its launch.

“I went, ‘OK, just to be clear, we’re going to Scotland, we’ve got some cloaks, we’re going to use the word murder, I’ve got a big rollneck and I’m holding a ceremonial pouch, are you OK with that?’ And they went ‘go for it’.”

She took the…

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