John Bercow joins the cast of The Traitors US – alongside boxer Deontay Wilder and Love Island’s Ekin-Su

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John Bercow, the former speaker of the House of Commons, has joined the cast of reality game show The Traitors, producers have revealed.

Bercow stood down from his role in 2019, and last year was denied a pass to the Houses of Parliament after he was deemed to be a “serial bully” and a “serial liar” by the Independent Expert Panel.

He was also suspended by the Labour Party as a result of the findings.

Accusations against Bercow included throwing his mobile, swearing at officials and making sexual and racial remarks to a member of staff.

Bercow is said to be filming in the remote Scottish castle which is home to the hit show.

He will feature in the US celebrity version of The Traitors, as a group of people try to figure out who among them is a traitor, and who isn’t, for a massive cash prize, in what is branded “the ultimate game of deception”.

The cast takes part in games during the day, and an elimination every night, before the traitors kill (remove from the game with a slip of paper) another player before breakfast.

Bercow, who has previously appeared on The Weakest Link and The Wheel since leaving politics, will be joined by an eclectic mix of celebrities, including Love Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu, Drag Race star Peppermint, and boxing heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

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Love Island 2022 winners Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti
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Love Island 2022 winners Ekin-Su Culculoglu and Davide Sanclimenti

A number of other reality show faces make up the cast, including Marcus Jordan (son of Michael) and two-time Survivor winner Sandra Diaz-Twine.

Scottish actor Alan Cumming hosts the US show for NBC’s streaming platform Peacock, and is joined by his dog Lala.

Peacock said the show will air early next year, with the BBC holding the UK rights.

The British version of the show, hosted by Claudia Winkleman, features ordinary members of the public playing the game, and became a huge success for the broadcaster late last year.

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