Spitting Image is coming back and it already looks just perfect

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Boris Johnson, his chief adviser Dominic Cummings and the Duke of York feature among the latest Spitting Image puppets unveiled ahead of the show’s return.

The satirical series will air later this year on BritBox after originally running for 18 series between 1984 and 1996.

Johnson’s puppet draws attention to his shock of blonde hair, while Cummings’ sees the former Vote Leave director in his trademark hoodie with a flamboyant silver collar.

Dominic Cummings (Avalon/Mark Harrison/BritBox)

 

People took to social media to share their thoughts on the new puppets:

Donald Trump, Beyonce, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Vladimir Putin, Bernie Sanders, Elon Musk, RuPaul, Adele and James Corden will also get the satirical treatment.

The show is the first original commission announced by BritBox UK, the streaming service launched by the BBC and ITV.

Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law is back on board for the show, which was watched by 15 million viewers in its heyday.

Duke of York
Duke of York (Avalon/Mark Harrison/BritBox)

The show famously featured Margaret Thatcher in a man’s suit treating her cabinet – “the vegetables” – with contempt, John Major as a grey puppet and the Queen Mother slugging from a gin bottle.

Spitting Image will air on BritBox later this year.

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