ITV announces return of spoof comedy Spitting Image – with Harry and Meghan in the firing line03/04/2020
ITV has announced the return of spoof comedy Spitting Image – with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the firing line.
The satirical show is making a comeback after 24 years away from our screens, having been one of the most-watched shows in the 1980s and 1990s.
A poster for the new series – which will air on on-demand service BritBox – revealed new puppets for Harry and Meghan, as well as President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Prince Andrew, Kanye West, Dominic Cummings and Beyonce are also set to feature, according to reports.
Original co-creator Roger Law is returning to helm the show and its creative team.
He said: "The new Spitting Image will be global through a uniquely British eye, it will be more outrageous, audacious and salacious than the previous incarnation.
"With scandalous scripts and A-list characters, it will be the people’s programme!"
He added: "When Dominic Cummings gets the boot, Spitting Image will give him a job.
"We’ve always employed weirdos and are sure Dom will be a great asset, he seems to hate politicians as much as we do."
At its peak, Spitting Image was watched by 15 million people in the UK, but after a decline in viewing figures, it was cancelled in 1996.
BritBox launched in November last year as a paid-for on-demand service to rival Netflix.
It features classic British shows as well as new programming from the BBC, ITV and Chanel 4.
A pilot for the new Spitting Image has already been filmed but no date of transmission has been confirmed yet.
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