Spitting Image Christmas special to air on ITV
- ITV will broadcast a Spitting Image Christmas special this December
- The episode will include a sketch in which Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes the Queen's annual festive message
- The producers say: "Poor Rishi Sunak is visited by terrifying visions including of The Ghost of Tory Glory Past"
ITV has confirmed it is to air a Christmas special of Spitting Image.
The broadcast will be the second episode of the satirical puppet show, which now has a home on streaming service BritBox, to be shown on terrestrial TV this year, following on from the Halloween special.
The network says: "Oh come all ye faithful-puppets ... seasonal satirical cheer and a second outing to ITV this year for the BritBox hit show.
"Advent events to go through Spitting Image's legendary prism include: a shocking Christmas surprise for Prince Andrew; an ever-heroic Tom Cruise stepping up to save Christmas for Santa; who better to add a bit of flair to the Queen's annual Christmas message than Phoebe Waller-Bridge; Kier Starmer finally springing into action for an oncoming Christmas lunch crisis with his (always law-abiding) vigilante alter-ego, Fox Man; while poor Rishi Sunak is visited by terrifying visions including of The Ghost of Tory Glory Past."
The Spitting Image Christmas Special will be shown on ITV in the Christmas schedule - day to be confirmed - following its premiere to BritBox subscribers on Thursday 2nd December.