TV Choice Awards: The Traitors stars Paul Gorton & Wilfred Webster pick their dream celeb contestants
13 Feb 2024, 12:57
The two devious Traitors, Paul Gorton and Wilfred Webster, had some interesting ideas about the future of the hit BBC reality show.
They've also reaped some personal perks along the way, becoming firm friends by bonding over their shared experience of having to play as a traitor in their respective series.
The pair both presented themselves as nice guys who could win people's trust easily, but then weaponised it to their advantage.
Although it should be noted, that Wilfred might considered to be much better at it than his counterpart Paul, who was discovered well before the final that Wilfred made in his series.
In fact, Wilfred was quick to point out to virginradio.co.uk that Paul technically had an advantage as he had been able to watch Wilfred in the first series.
Wilfred compared the experience, noting how they didn't have any idea what host, Claudia Winkleman, might throw at them: "We didn't know what to expect. So obviously, now I think about, if I was in season two watching season one, you'd be able to go, 'I can hold these emotions in a bit more like rein it in.'
"I mean, it must have been nice to be able to see what to expect, to be able to prepare yourself, to be able to go nuts."
Patrick humorously conceded: "Well, it means backstabbing easier."
At certain points within the show both Wilfred and Paul had to make some tough decisions, sacrificing friends and double crossing fellow traitors.
The weight on Wilfred's shoulders was quite clear, yet for Paul, a business manager by trade, he took a more practical, methodical approach to justify his actions, and perform could coldly perform some shocking betrayals.
He justification remains wholly logical: "I want the strongest team in the world right and I didn't feel like it was strong at the time so you take action."
Their tactics, despite their devious intentions, won them some fans amongst some major celebrities that watched the show, which both Paul and Wilfred still finds shocking, with Paul still being shocked about some of the 'Instagram Dm's' he's been receiving from certain stars.
Wilfred also agreed with him still being surprised of international sport stars wanting a selfie with him, adding: "That's the weird one. Who's been best? Trent Alexander Arnold. He literally was like 'I can't trust you, but can I have a picture?' Honestly, no he's cool like it's been mad."
Not wanting to be outdone, competitive Paul threw out that Youtuber KSI: "tweeted about, me didn't he?"
Adding that he was surprised that the likes of BBC Radio DJs and presenters like Zoe Ball and Greg James were seemingly more palpably excited to see him than should have been the case.
On the subject of celebrity, and the future of The Traitors, the pals were happy to don their producer hats to suggest their picks for a celebrity edition of the show.
Wilfred had some interesting suggestions, saying he'd love to see: "Derren Brown and Dawn French would fit for me and Danny Dyer maybe, yeah, them three for me. I would go nuts"
They'd certainly be quite a mix but the ever judicious Paul suggested that it might make more sense to pick people based on a certain character trait.
He said: "Someone like Vinnie Jones in there as well, someone who can get really heated and aggressive. Kim from Kim and Aggie, Kim Woodburn."
Well with ideas like that, because the guys have a future behind the scenes on the show!
For a full list of winners from the TV Choice Awards 2024 click here