The Traitors bosses 'want Courteney Cox as first signing' for celebrity spin off

'The Traitors' bosses reportedly want Courteney Cox as the first signing for the celebrity spin-off.

The 'Friends' legend previously appeared with friend and 'Traitors' host Claudia Winkleman in a sketch for the show, and producers would love to get her on board.

A source told The Sun newspaper's TVBiz column: "Getting Courteney on board would be a real coup.”

They're hoping to secure a star studded lineup of famous faces for the spin-off show, with the main series already proving popular around the world.

An insider added: "The fact the producers have a star from Friends in their sights shows the kind of calibre of famous faces 'Celebrity Traitors' is aiming for.

"After the show was announced, producers were swamped with calls from big names and their agents wanting to throw their hat in the ring — many of them a big surprise.

“Courteney has always been a fan of the show, particularly as the British version has her mate Claudia fronting it.”

The likes of Zoe Ball, Andrew Scott and Claire Foy are all big fans of 'The Traitors', and Rylan Clark even threatened to chop off Claudia's iconic fringe if he isn't picked for the spin-off.

He told Radio Times Magazine: "I would hate nothing more than to be a contestant again. Unless it was on Celebrity Traitors. I’d go to town on that.

"Literally every time I see Claudia, I’m like, 'Why has this not been done? Sort it out or I’ll cut your fringe off, babe.' "

Meanwhile, Claudia previously revealed her own wish list for potential contestants on the celebrity edition.

She told press ahead of the show's second series, which aired earlier this year: "Victoria Coren Mitchell, so I can cuddle her. I know her, that sounds weird.

“Adam Woodyatt, always. Andrew Garfield and I’ll have Stephen Fry as well.”