'Spitting Image' to mock Sussexes, Adele and Greta Thunberg in BritBox comeback

Puppets representing Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at the stand of British satirical television puppet show 'Spitting Image' during day two of the MIPCOM 2019 on October 15, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images)

Spitting Image is returning to mock the stars of today as it makes a comeback on the BritBox streaming service, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex among those to be put on blast in puppet form.

The fresh swathe of celebrities and prominent figures set to be satirised in the return also includes Donald Trump, Greta Thunberg and Adele.

It's set to air later this year in autumn with co-creator Roger Law on board, who has said the show "will be global through a uniquely British eye".

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"I've refused to resuscitate Spitting Image for years but when my pension ran out and my palm was crossed with silver what could an old man do?" he jested.

The satirical puppet show is making its comeback on BritBox. (BritBox. PA)

Law added: "The new Spitting Image will be global through a uniquely British eye, it will be more outrageous, audacious and salacious than the previous incarnation."

It's the first announcement of an original commission for BritBox UK, BBC and ITVs joint streaming service which launched in November 2019.

A second series is set to arrive the following year on the £5.99 a month service.

Spitting Image tv puppets of Mikhail Gorbachev, former Russian President, and Margaret Thatcher, former British Prime Minister, photo

The original run of Spitting Image ran from 1984 to 1996 on ITV and featured the famous faces of its day, including the Queen Mother, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

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At its peak, it was watched by an audience of 15 million viewers.

Other stars in for a ribbing on the comedy programme include the Duke of York, Boris Johnson, Beyonce, Dominic Cummings and Kim Kardashian.

One of the original show’s recurring voice actors was Cold Feet’s John Thomson, who appeared on Kate Thornton’s White Wine Question Time in February.

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