Spitting Image is back for 2020 – poking fun at politics and current affairs with the bizarre (and slightly grotesque) puppet imitations. The show last broadcast in the 90s, so no doubt lots of fans will be keen to see a contemporary spin on the format.

However, Spitting Image isn’t available on traditional broadcast telly as it used to be. If you want to tune into the show yourself, we have everything you need to know here.

How to watch Spitting Image in the UK

Spitting Image is exclusive to Britbox, the streaming platform for content from BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 – and you’ll need an account with the streaming service to be able to watch the show. You can check out our picks of the best movies and shows on the platform this month. 

Britbox currently costs £5.99 per month in the UK on a rolling subscription. You can sign up on the Britbox website, and you can see how it compares to rivals in our roundup of the best TV streaming services. You can also get it as an app on your smart TV or mobile, if you’d prefer to watch it that way.

If, however, you don’t want to pay for a full subscription, then there are ways to watch Spitting Image for free.

Watch Spitting Image for free with BT and Britbox

If you have BT broadband or BT TV, then you’re in luck. BT is now offering six months' worth of Britbox for both new and existing customers – plenty enough time to watch the entire first season of Spitting Image 2020.

To claim your sixth months' worth of Britbox for free, here’s what you need to do:

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  • Agree to the terms and conditions

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  • You’ll now be redirected to Britbox - sign up for an account

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  • Enter your details and select ‘start subscription’

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If you don’t want to be charged for Britbox, be sure to make a note in your diary to cancel your subscription before your six months is up. If you’re just getting a subscription for Spitting Image, the last episode of this series is set to air on 10 December 2020, so just cancel after then.

Watch Spitting Image for free with Britbox trial

If you’re not a BT customer, you can still watch some of Spitting Image for free (or you can wait until December and binge the whole series).

Britbox offers a very generous 30-day free trial for new customers when they sign up. You don’t need to do anything special to claim this – just sign up for a brand-new account over on the website. As it’s only a month free, you’ll only be able to watch the episodes out in that time period.

Or as we said, you can wait until the first series is out and watch it all for free then.

How to watch Spitting Image in the US

Despite being on Britbox in the UK, things are a bit different in the US. According to Deadline, Spitting Image is currently only available to watch on Facebook Premiere for 24 hours after the episodes air at the time of writing.

We don’t have confirmation yet on whether the show will be on Britbox US. If it is, we’ll update this article. Britbox costs $6.99 per month in the US, and you can sign up on the Britbox US website

It may be possible to watch Spitting Image on Britbox UK with the help of a VPN such as NordVPN or ExpressVPN. However, you’ll likely need a UK friend with an existing account, or UK bank details, as card information is tied to this country which makes signing up quite difficult.