Jeremy Clarkson (sort of) returns to TV

The axed Top Gear presenter will appear alongside politicians, sportsmen and members of the Royal Family in ITV's new Spitting Image-style satirical sketch show

Jeremy Clarkson may no longer be hitting the accelerator behind the wheel on Top Gear, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be absent from our screens altogether – a puppet of the axed host of the BBC2 series will appear in a new satirical sketch show. 


Clarkson joins a string of familiar faces who have been given a makeover for Newzoids, which launches this Wednesday 15th April on ITV. 

Featuring the voices of impressionists Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson, the six-part series bears more than a passing resemblance to 1980s and 90s series Spitting Image, and will feature the likes of Charles and Camilla, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nigel Farage, Beyoncé, Peter Capaldi, Andy Murray and more.

Take a look – and rank – your favourites below: 

Newzoids begins on Wednesday 15th April at 9pm on ITV

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