Piers Morgan's Spitting Image puppet leaves GMB viewers howling
Unveiling of Piers Morgan’s Spitting Image puppet leaves GMB viewers howling with laughter – as the presenter protests that it ‘bears no resemblance to me whatsoever!’
- GMB host looked aghast as his puppet from the new series of Spitting Image was revealed on today’s show
- A disappointed Piers told viewers: ‘It bears no resemblance to me whatsoever!’
- One viewer admitted the sight of Piers the puppet had left her spitting out her coffee, while another said: ‘Not laughed this hard this early in the morning’
- A revamp of the 80s political satire starts on BritBox on October 3rd
Good Morning Britain viewers were given a sneak preview of what Piers Morgan’s caricature in the new series of Spitting Image will look like – and many were left ‘in stitches’ at the sight of Piers the puppet.
An aggrieved-looking Piers, 55, maintained that the rubber head looked nothing like him, saying: ‘As you can see, it bears no resemblance to me whatsoever’ and admitted he was more than a little disappointed with how he’ll be portrayed.
A revamped version of the political satire show, hugely popular in the 80s, starts on BritBox this Saturday – with famous faces including Prince Harry, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump all featuring.
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Are you looking at me? Piers, who claimed he’d ‘waited 40 years’ to have a Spitting Image puppet of himself made admitted to Good Morning Britain viewers that he could have waited ‘another 40 years’ having now seen the less than flattering likeness
Piers, 55, mimics the pursed lips of his puppet after it was unveiled just before 9am on GMB today; a revamp of the 80s political satire show starts on BritBox on October 3rd
While GMB co-host Susanna Reid giggled, Piers told viewers: ‘I’ve waited all my adult life to have Spitting Image do a puppet of me and then last night I got sent the image and I was like, “You know what, I could’ve waited another 40 years for this”‘.
Matt Forde and Luke Kempner, who provide some of the most recognisable voices on the new series, joined the show to chat through Piers’ new look.
And while the daytime star may not be very happy with his portrayal in latex, at least his ‘hilarious’ gurning puppet cheered up the show’s viewers.
After it was unveiled, revealing an over-sized jawline and a pair of pursed lips, alongside a greying hairline, many took to social media to share their mirth.
In the studio, Susanna was left open-mouthed and howling with laughter at the sight of her friend re-imagined by Spitting Image’s artists.
One viewer said the puppet was ‘a great improvement’ on the real-life Piers, while another revealed they almost parted company with the last swig of their morning coffee after clapping eyes on Mr Morgan.
Rubber necking: Susanna’s face says it all; Piers’ co-host was left open-mouthed by the sight of the gurning puppet of Piers
Piers’ friend Gary Lineker, who’s known for having a pop at his close friend, said the image was ‘the first time I can recall a Spitting Image puppet to be actually quite flattering’.
Matt Forde and Luke Kempner, who provide some of the voices that will be heard on the new new series, joined the show to chat through Piers’ new look
Gary Lineker, a close friend of the star, shared the image on Twitter, saying it was ‘the first time I can recall a puppet to be actually quite flattering.’
It appears not many famous faces are safe from the glare of the satire show, with a naked sauna room Kung-fu fight between Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin the centrepiece of a trailer heralding the programme’s return.
The trailer shows the UK and US heads eating fried chicken in the hot room together before the Russian premier enters accompanied by two blondes and attacks.
The short film shows the UK and US heads eating fried chicken in the hot room together before the Russian premier enters accompanied by two blondes before attacking
A naked sauna room Kung-fu fight between Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin provides the shocking centrepiece of a trailer hearalding the return of puppet satire Spitting Image
Their towels drop during the fight to reveal their full puppet anatomies at the end of the jawdropping trailer.
The show also takes aim at other A-listers such as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Mr Johnson and Mr Trump feature highly in the two-minute long advert, starting it by discussing Spitting Image’s comeback.
The US President states: ‘Puppets. That is the very most moronic thing I’ve ever heard.’
Creators have also put together a Who’s Who of famous faces in puppet form, from Priti Patel to Kim Kardashian, for the show’s return.
The trailer sees Gwyneth Paltrow advertise some unusual products while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg steals a mobile phone and boasts: ‘I’ve got all your private data.’
Puppets of Kanye West, Ed Sheeran and the Pope also feature in the advert for the new series.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be among of the most anticipated characters to be seen on the show
The puppet of Prince Harry was first seen at a stand at MIPCOM in Cannes, France, last year
Viewers comments, on Twitter, ranged from: ‘That is too gross and explicit… can’t watch it with the family,’ to ‘hard to unsee that sauna scene’ and ‘offending all the right people. Brilliant, keep it up.’
It comes as new images of the puppets of environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg and Home Secretary Ms Patel were released.
The satirical puppet show, which was watched by 15 million viewers in its heyday, will return on October 3 with a 10-week series on BritBox.
Producers previously unveiled images of the Prime Minister, his chief adviser Dominic Cummings and the Duke of York ahead of the show’s comeback.
Spitting Image starts on BritBox on October 3rd
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