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Spitting Image Christmas special to air on ITV this year



A special Christmas version of Spitting Image will air this festive season.

This will be the third time that the hit show has aired on terrestrial TV as it has been revived for streaming on Brit Box.

The puppet show has been rebooted after its successful outing in the 1980s..

Spitting Image has delivered record subscribers for BritBox UK, the BBC and ITV created streaming platform.

Across official social media channels, Spitting Image content has been hugely popular with over 200 million views globally and three No. 1 trending videos on YouTube.

Show bosses at Avalon have promised that the Christmas special will be extra special by revealing that there will be a shocking Christmas surprise for Prince Andrew, Tom Cruise will step up to save Christmas for Santa and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will add flair to the Queen’s Christmas message with plenty more in store for viewers

Voice artist on the show, Jess Robinson is responsible for vocalising a range of celebrities and politicians, including Greta Thunberg, Adele, Kim Kardashian West, Angela Merkel, Nicola Sturgeon, Jess Phillips and Gwyneth Paltrow.

She previously admitted some stars were treated more harshly than others.

Robinson told PA: “I think people like Boris, Trump, they are fair game, 100%.

“But we’ve got people like Greta, Marcus Rashford, Tom Daley and they’re more like heroes of the piece.

“They might be the voice of reason, so will we treat them in a different way.”

The Spitting Image Christmas Special will TX on ITV in the Christmas schedule (day TBC) and will premiere in advance to BritBox UK subscribers on Thursday 2 nd December.





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