US News: Trump gets Spitting Image treatment

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Spitting Image could get a US reboot with Trump © PA Spitting Image could get a US reboot with Trump

Donald Trump is to get the Spitting Image treatment in a potential reboot of the show in the US.

Co-creator Roger Law says he is in talks with production company Avalon to take the show stateside, and a puppet of the President has already been made.

John Major was a regular take on Spitting Image © Getty John Major was a regular take on Spitting Image The American version of the show, popular in the UK in the '80s and early '90s, would be written by US writers for NBC, but filmed in the UK, where the puppets would also be made.

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Mr Law confessed he wasn't keen to revisit the show in the UK but liked the idea of a US version "because of Trump".

President Trump by Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law © Getty President Trump by Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law He said: "Quite what you do I'm not sure because he satirises his f****** self."

He added: "I am a reformed old gentleman but I get very angry about things.

"It's puppets, not people, so you can get away with murder. You could have a p****-grabbing sketch, for Christ's sake."

He also said he thought Mr Trump would watch the show.

Donald Trump is unhappy with Iran nuclear deal © Sky News Screen Grab Donald Trump is unhappy with Iran nuclear deal The exhibition of Mr Law's work, called 'From Satire to Ceramics', will feature his puppets and some of his work as a ceramic artist.

He said seeing his work together in one place was "like drowning", adding: "All these images you've done in the past come back to haunt you."

From Satire to Ceramics is exhibited at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in the University of East Anglia, Norwich, between 18 November and 3 April.

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