Johnson, Cummings and Prince Andrew among new Spitting Image puppets

Spitting Image has unveiled its puppets of Boris Johnson, his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, and the Duke of York before the show’s return to TV.

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

Spitting Image’s Dominic Cummings puppet. Photograph: Mark Harrison/BritBox/Avalon/PA

The prime minister’s puppet draws attention to his shock of blond hair, while Cummings’ puppet portrays the former Vote Leave director in his trademark hoodie with a flamboyant silver collar.

Andrew sports a tartan coat complete with paisley neckerchief.

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

Spitting Image’s Duke of York puppet. Photograph: Mark Harrison/BritBox/Avalon/PA

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

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

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 The Russell Howard Hour, Taskmaster, Catastrophe and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.

Spitting Image will air on BritBox later this year.

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