Published On: Wed, Aug 5th, 2020

Spitting Image: Boris Johnson, Prince Andrew and Dominic Cummings puppets shown for first time | Ents & Arts News

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Spitting Image has revealed its Prince Andrew, Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings puppets ahead of the show’s return.

The prime minister’s puppet has a mass of spiky blonde hair, while his key adviser, Mr Cummings, is seen in his trademark hoodie with a flamboyant silver collar.

A glum-looking Duke of York is dressed in a tartan coat complete with paisley neckerchief.

Prince Andrew
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Prince Andrew’s puppet is dressed in a tartan coat complete with paisley neckerchief
Embargoed to 0001 Wednesday August 05 Undated handout photo issued by Avalon of a puppet with the likeness of Senior Aide to the Prime Minister Dominic Cummings, created for the new series of Spitting Image, which will air exclusively on the ITV/BBC led streaming service BritBox in the Autumn.
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Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s key adviser, is seen wearing a trademark hoodie

The satirical series, which in its prime attracted 15 million viewers and ran for 18 seasons between 1984 and 1996, is back later this year on BritBox, the streaming service launched by the BBC and ITV.

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

It’s the first original commission announced by BritBox UK, who have managed to get the show’s original co-creator Roger Law back on board.

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.

The show is produced by Avalon, whose credits include a rich variety of comedy programmes including The Russell Howard Hour, Taskmaster, Catastrophe and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.



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