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New Spitting image lampoons Dominic Raab, Mark Zuckerberg and Bernie Sanders

Puppet show will return to screens mocking politicians, celebrities, royals and even pets

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

Spitting Image is certainly pulling no punches in its portrayal of Dominic Raab as a karate-loving kid, in new images released this week.

The foreign secretary joins a growing list of politicians, celebrities and royals set to be lampooned in the highly-anticipated comeback of the satirical puppet show, which premieres on Britbox next month.

Raab, whose Jewish father came to Britain as a six-year-old child following the Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia in 1938, is not the only member of the tribe featuring on the show.

The latex versions of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Facebook founder
Mark Zuckerberg and American politician Bernie Sanders are all set to star alongside the likes of Adele, Barack Obama, Prince Charles, Harry Styles, Kim Kardashian and Melania Trump. 

Even Boris Johnson’s baby – and dog – will feature on the programme.

The show launched in 1984 and around 15 million people avidly tuned in every week during its heydey to see the hysterical lampooning of Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Ronald Reagan and The Queen.

Now 23 years later, London-based entertainment firm Avalon, alongside
original creator Roger Law and The Simpsons writer Jeff Westbrook, are bringing a contemporary version of the hit show to television screens.

Impressionist Luke Kempner and Britain’s Got Talent contestant Jess Robinson are among those lending their vocal talents.

  • Spitting Image airs on Britbox from Saturday 3 October.

 

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