Spitting Image Reveals First Look At Boris Johnson And Prince Andrew Puppets
The iconic satirical puppet show Spitting Image is returning to our tellies after 24 years - and its victims are already in the firing line.
First-look photos of the caricature dummies reveal Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings and Prince Andrew are among the UK figures set for a slamming on the new series.
The PM's puppet emphasises his trademark mop of hair, while his advisor Cummings - who was embroiled in a lockdown scandal earlier this year - is dressed in his trademark hoodie with a silver collar.
Meanwhile, the Duke of York's puppet is dressed in a tartan coat and paisley scarf. Considering the Royal came under fire for his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein last year, it's looking like the latest edition of Spitting Image will be just as controversial as its predecessor.
The show will drop on BBC and ITV streaming service BritBox UK this autumn following its 18-season run between 1984 and 1996.
Describing the groundbreaking comedy's return as 'public service satire', co-creator Roger Law told The Guardian: "It's pretty chaotic out there. As far as I'm concerned, it's better than shouting at the television set, isn't it?"
Unlike the original, which took shots at Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet, the creators are branching out into international waters and placing focus on some of more significant political figures of today.
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Law went on to explain: "If you're going to go after the b*****ds, you may as well go after the biggest b*****ds there are, hence America. It's an awful lot of trouble to go to, and you want it to be effective."
As such, Donald Trump will be getting the Spitting Image treatment, something the caricaturist said was a challenge: "I've heard other satirists say that he's un-satirisable because he's a satire in himself.
"Well, with puppets you can go much, much further, because actors won't do that for you. And by Christ, we are going to give it a go."
He added that the US President's puppet is 'an absolute monster' whose tweets are composed by his butthole. Yikes.
Other dolls include Vladimir Putin wearing S&M gear and donning a 'Thug Life' tattoo across his belly, and Meghan Markle in a glittery 'Princess' tee alongside husband Prince Harry wearing a rugby shirt.
As well as key political and royal figures, the show will tackle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a whole host of contemporary scandals.
Oh, and the celeb world isn't safe either, as RuPaul, Adele, Elon Musk, Beyoncé and James Corden are all said to be getting their own puppets. Popcorn at the ready!
Featured Image Credit: ITV