Spitting Image takes brutal swipe at Matt Hancock in first look at Britbox's Halloween special
SPITTING Image is making a comeback for a one-off Halloween special and the teaser shows Matt Hancock being savaged by the puppets.
Following the successful return of the show last autumn and becoming a success in Germany, Spitting Image is returning to BritBox UK for one episode.
Series two has already seen the introduction of new puppets of prominent figures including Emma Raducanu, Olivia Colman, Sajid Javid, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tom Cruise, Tom Daley, Jess Phillips, Ariana Grande, Gary Lineker, Bill Gates, Ellen DeGeneres, and Raheem Sterling.
They joined hundreds of puppets featured on the show of global figures including Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Prince Andrew, Harry Kane, Vladimir Putin, Harry & Meghan, Beyoncé, Angela Merkel, Dwayne Johnson, Gareth Southgate, Ed Sheeran, Jürgen Klopp, Elon Musk, Adele, Covid-19, James Corden, Emmanuel Macron, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, and Dominic Cummings.
In a first look for the Halloween special, it takes a brutal swipe at Matt Hancock who is buried in a grave.
The British politician who served as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care from 2018 to 2021, and came under much pressure during the pandemic, was seen in the background in a marked grave.
Surrounded by the puppets of Sajid Javid, Priti Patel, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, his gravestone could be seen poking out with his name clearly on it.
The show has poked fun at every public figure it features – and some have gone on to respond in real life.
Piers Morgan took to his Twitter account previously to retweet a segment of the show where he was being mocked.
The Spitting Image account tweeted a clip of the show that saw the Queen and Piers Morgan congratulating Emma Raducanu on her win at the US Open.
Piers replied with two laughing emojis, writing: "They think they're mocking me here but I do actually believe this…"
It comes after the co-creator of the show, Roger Law, 80, said he's "stressed" and "too f*****g old" for the backlash the show gets.
However, the celebrities don't seem to mind the show.
Greta Thunberg actually defended the show and her puppet after her fans were left fuming by her cameo.
“With the Greta Thunberg puppet, which is one of my favourites, we got all these idiots writing in on the net saying: ‘How can they do this to a young girl?’
"That’s a no-win situation, you don’t want to get involved with that kind of argument, so we didn’t,” he explains.
“Then Greta responded and said: ‘I love my puppet, it’s great.’ And that was the end of it.”
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