Spitting Image season 2: Release date, new puppets and everything you need to know

Spitting Image is back on BritBox! Find out which well-known faces are getting the iconic puppet treatment, and how you can watch the satirical show.

By Becky Gamester-Newton Published: 14 September 2021 - 1.36pm
Avalon/ITV Spitting Image season 2 is on BritBox

The second season of Spitting Image is finally here!

There really is no satirical show like the BritBox Original series, which returned last year after 24 years away from our screens having lost none of its cruel wit or talent for turning the world’s most well-known figures into iconic rubber caricatures.

Find out how you can tune in, which new faces are set to appear and who the voices are behind the puppets...

Spitting Image puppets: Who’s new in season 2?

Spitting Image puppets of Marcus Rashford, Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane Avalon/ITV

New puppets of prominent figures have already rolled off the production line, including Olivia Colman, Sajid Javid, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tom Cruise, Tom Daley, Jess Phillips, Ariana Grande, Gary Lineker, Bill Gates, Ellen DeGeneres, and Raheem Sterling.

Sajid Javid in Spitting Image Avalon/ITV

Ahead of the first episode of the new series, a new puppet of Health Minister Sajid Javid was revealed and former SNP leader Alex Salmond has also been depicted as Shrek.

Alex Salmond in Spitting Image Avalon/ITV

They will join the existing ‘cast’ of hundreds of global figures including Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Prince Andrew, Harry Kane, Vladimir Putin, Harry and 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.

Who does the voices for Spitting Image?

Debra Stephenson is a voice artist on Spitting Image Getty/2018 David M. Benett

Voice artists include Billy West (Futurama), Debra Stephenson, above (The Impressions Show), Debra Wilson (Family Guy), Tom Stourton (Pls Like, Horrible Histories), Eshaan Akbar (Mock The Week) Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Jess Robinson (The Imitation Game), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Lewis MacLeod (Dead Ringers), Lobo Chan (Killing Eve), Luke Kempner (The Imitation Game), Matt Forde (The Political Party) and Phil LaMarr (Pulp Fiction).

Further voice artists are added as the puppet cast grows.

Who writes Spitting Image?

Matt Forde is a writer and voice artist on Spitting Image Getty/2016 Venla Shalin

Comedians Al Murray and Matt Forde, who is also one of the voice artists, are two well-known TV personalities who write on the show.

Other writers include Bert Tyler-Moore (The Windsors), Bill Odenkirk (The Simpsons), Brona C. Titley (The Tracey Ullman Show), Jason Hazeley and Nico Tatarowicz (Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe/Murder in Successville), Karl Minns (Russell Howard’s Good News), Keisha Zollar (Astronomy Club), Laura Major (Famalam), and Patric Verrone (The Simpsons), with many more set to join as the series goes on.

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Is there a trailer?

Yes – watch the trailer below:

How to watch Spitting Image season 2

Spitting Image returns on Saturday, September 11, exclusively on BritBox.

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