A Lytham contestant on The Traitors dropped a bombshell on the latest episode of the BBC show.

Ross Carson, 28, was the latest contestant to be ‘banished’ from the show, which sees the ‘faithful’ trying to find who the ‘traitors’ are before they are ‘murdered’ by them.

He failed to avenge his mum, Diane Carson, who was ‘murdered’ by the ‘traitors’ in a episode which aired last week. Their family relationship was kept secret from other contestants on the show.

After being recruited as a traitor in a previous episode, Ross declared that he is “coming for” the contestants who chose to axe his mum from the show.

On Wednesday’s episode, he (January 24) became the latest to be banished after getting the most votes by other contestants and then revealed he was a traitor.

Before departing, he told the contestants: “I’ll leave you with one little Easter egg, I was actually the son of someone in this game, and that person was Diane.”

Ross joked that his claim to fame was that he was “the worst faithful AND traitor in the history of The Traitors”.

He said: “I am glad I got to play both as a traitor and faithful, but I was a traitor for a whole two minutes, so I'd have to say I had more fun being a faithful and trying to wind my mum up as best I could.”

Ross said his only real strategy in the game was never to reveal the secret about his mum.

He said: “Funnily enough, going into the game the only strategy I really had was with my mum. We said we would never reveal that we were mother and son, that we were going to try and link up as much as possible.

“I didn’t really have a game plan because I didn’t know what to expect. Once the game starts there are so many different things going on and so many people trying to impose their own strategy, your own strategy goes out of the window.

“I think even if I did have a strategy, your strategy goes out of the window.

“We didn’t want to reveal we were related because I think it would instantly sow a seed of mistrust. If we had said from the get-go that we were mother and son, I think other people would have thought that it put us at an advantage.

“As soon as the competition mindset kicks in, it would have made us vulnerable. That was it, we just didn’t want to give anyone any opportunity to vote us out.”

Despite being axed from the show in the final week Ross said he was glad to have made it as far as he did.

He said: “We’re near to the end of the game now so leaving at this point feels pretty good as I genuinely thought I wouldn’t make it past day two or three.

“I was hoping that I wouldn’t be the first one to go so anything after day two, three or four felt like borrowed time.”

Ros said he wouldn’t have changed anything about how he presented himself on the show.

He said: “There were so many moments where I made mistakes in terms of who I voted for. If I had a magic wand, every one of my votes would have been for a traitor.

“In terms of who I was and how I presented myself, what I did at the round table, standing up for my beliefs, being open and honest, and backing people that I really believed in, then no. I don’t think I would have changed anything.”

Ross said he has made friends for life on the show.

He said: “My biggest takeaway on the show is don’t trust anyone… just kidding. I think my biggest takeaway is to never judge a book by its cover, be open-minded towards people and that all conflict doesn’t necessarily need to end in tears.

“The people that I've met have been amazing. There is not one person that I've not got on with and the relationships that you make in there are real. I’ve made some friends for life.

“All of us are going to have a bond because we have done something that not many people get to do, and we’ve done it together. That’s been a huge highlight but there’s been so many that I couldn’t just say one.”