Former UK Speaker John Bercow will compete on the US version of The Traitors.
Why it matters
The casting of John Bercow, a prominent political figure, on a reality show is unexpected and has generated surprise and interest among the public.
What the papers say
The Independent says the casting is highly unlikely and Brits reacted in disbelief on Twitter. The Times mentions that John Bercow is a high-profile political defector and Nadine Dorries believes he will do well on the show. The Mirror highlights Bercow's controversial past and the diverse range of contestants on the show.
How we got here
The Traitors is a competition series where contestants play a game of deception to win a cash prize. John Bercow, known for his tenure as Speaker of the House of Commons, has joined the cast of the US version of the show.
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