A The Traitors contestant, who has quickly become a fan favourite, faces being ‘murdered’ after a shock twist on the BBC show.

Diane, from Lancashire, was handed a ‘poisoned chalice’ by ‘traitor’ Miles in the latest episode with the cliff hanger suggesting that she will be murdered in the next episode.

Fans have since take to social media to say they will “riot” if Diane leaves the competition.

One person said: “You are not making me wait until next Wednesday to see if Diane is still alive! I will riot, do you hear me?”

Another said: “I so hope she doesn't drink it, I love Diane.”

“I love Diane more than anything ever,” said another.

In this psychological reality competition, Claudia Winkleman greets 22 strangers as they arrive at a beautiful castle in the Scottish Highlands to play the ultimate game of detection, backstabbing and trust, in the hope of winning up to £120,000.

Hidden amongst them are traitors whose job is to secretly murder a player every night, without getting caught.

It’s up to the others, the faithfuls, to try to detect who the traitors are, and banish them from the game, before they become their next victim.

For the lucky ones who survive to the end, they have the chance of winning that life-changing cash. But if a traitor remains undetected, they’ll steal all the money.

In another twist, revealed earlier in the series, it was revealed that Diane was the mother of another contestant, Ross.

Outside of the show Kerr Logan, a Lytham St Annes actor who appeared on Game of Thrones, said he was shocked to see his mum and brother, Ross and Diane, on the show.

You can watch previous episodes of The Traitors on BBC iPlayer.