Maddy Smedley worked hard to convince the others that Wilfred Webster wasn’t as Faithful as he seemed (Picture: BBC)
Maddy Smedley and her Miss Marple theories were an iconic part of the first series of The Traitors.
Much to the devastation of viewers everywhere, Maddy missed out on a place in the final by just one day, having been banished by her fellow players despite being a Faithful through and through.
Of course, she was hot on the heels of the real Traitors all the way through, particularly Wilfred Webster – and she told us the one food item that gave it away for her.
Chatting to Metro.co.uk, the 29-year-old crime drama fanatic explained her three bullet points that were written in her ‘burn book’.
‘I had a few bullet points for Wilf. I thought, the way he reacted to Claire [Barratt] leaving, he was a bit over dramatic,’ she began, having picked up on Wilf’s emotions at the roundtable very early on in the game.
Maddy was hot on the heels of Traitor Wilf (Picture: BBC)
The actress became known as ‘Maddy Marple’ for all her theories (Picture: BBC)
The TV icon then revealed the pork jerky snack that also solidified in her mind that Wilf wasn’t to be trusted.
‘His snack bag was full of Peperami, so he needed more energy at night to be murdering people!’
Honestly, give this woman her own TV show immediately.
Her final point linked in with her suspicions about Aaron Evans, having previously been certain that he was also Team Traitors.
‘I thought that he’d led to Aaron having a panic attack and I thought a Traitor had gone against a Traitor,’ she said, recalling the moment Aaron had to leave the roundtable after a bout of anxiety.
Maddy had Aaron Evans on her list for a long time (Picture: BBC)
…but she assures they’re great friends outside the chaotic Scottish castle (Picture: BBC)
Maddy added that the game was all-consuming, as she would ‘stay up late at night’ and write things down in her journal, like the true detective she is.
‘I’d put crosses against their names, like, “Traitor!”.’
So, when Maddy did sadly leave the game (we’ll try not to be bitter about it), she left without knowing the identities of Wilf and newly-recruited Kieran Tompsett, which didn’t give her the satisfying ended she would’ve liked.
‘When I left, I didn’t know if any of my theories were correct and I had changed my mind about Aaron but even with Wilf and Meryl, I didn’t actually know… I felt a bit lost not knowing.
Maddy’s banishment came just hours before the finalists were told they’d made it to the end (Picture: BBC)
‘It was like losing a court case if I was a solicitor or a police detective, I didn’t get the answers and that was really tragic and I went home trying to explain the show to the care home residents and they were even more confused.’
Maddy also didn’t know she’d be so vocal in the Scottish castle, but she’s proud to have been outspoken with her theories – and is very much loving being a meme.
‘I didn’t think I’d be like that, actually. But I got so immersed in it. I’m going around the table calling out everyone and I’m like, I don’t remember this person! I must have really been so set on those people and my opinion and I love that.
‘Hannah [Byczkowski] said I was so different at the roundtable, but I think you can still be funny and then have a point to prove. Everyone as a human being has so many different qualities to them, you shouldn’t be judged on just one quality that you show more of.
‘I can still be a strong, defiant woman and that’s ok!’
The Traitors is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.
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