Spitting Image takes brutal swipe at Matt Hancock in Britbox’s Halloween special

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The Spitting Image is returning for a one-off Halloween special and the teaser shows Matt Hancock being rescued by puppets.

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Following the successful return of the show last autumn and its success in Germany, shadow Britbox is returning to the UK for one episode.

A grave reading ‘RIP Matt Hancock’ can be clearly seen in the backgroundcredits: ITV

Series two stars Emma Radukanu, Olivia Colman, Sajid Javid, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tom Cruise, Tom Daly, Jess Phillips, Ariana Grande, Gary Lineker, Bill Gates, Ellen DeGeneres, and Raheem Sterling.


They join hundreds of puppets displayed at shows by global celebrities including Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Prince Andrew, Harry Kane, Vladimir Putin, Harry & Meghan, Beyoncé, Angela Merkel, Dwayne Johnson, Gareth Southgate, Ed Sheeran, Jurgen . 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.

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The British politician, who served as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care from 2018 to 2021, and has come under great pressure during the pandemic, is seen in the background in a marked grave.

Surrounded by puppets of Sajid Javid, Priti Patel, Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, their gravestones could be seen clearly spelled out with their names.

The show has made fun of every public figure – and some have reacted in real life.

Piers Morgan had earlier retweeted a portion of the show on his Twitter account where he was being ridiculed.

The Spitting Image account tweeted a clip from the show, in which Queen and Piers Morgan congratulate Emma Radukanu on her win at the US Open.

Pierce laughed and replied with two emoji, “They think they’re making fun of me here but I really believe it…”

It comes after the show’s co-creator, 80-year-old Roger Law, said he is “stressed” and “too f*****g old” for the backlash the show is receiving.

However, celebrities are not thinking about this show.

Greta Thunberg actually defended the show and her puppets because her fans were outraged by her cameo.

“With the Greta Thunberg puppeteer, who is my favorite puppet, we wrote all these idiots on the net saying: ‘How can they do that to a young girl?’

“It’s not a win-win situation, you don’t want to get into that kind of argument, so we didn’t,” he explains.

“Then Greta replied and said: ‘I love my puppet, it’s great.’ And that was the end of it.”

Matt Hancock faced a lot of opposition during the pandemicNINTCHDBPICT000662011773

Matt Hancock faced a lot of opposition during the pandemicNINTCHDBPICT000662011773credit: Getty Images – Getty
The show has even made fun of stars like Piers Morgan.

The show has even made fun of stars like Piers Morgan.credit: twitter

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