Peter Capaldi in Newzoids

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ITV have announced details of their new topical puppet animation sketch show Newzoids which features the likenesses of Peter Capaldi as The Twelfth Doctor and Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch. Check out the details below.

This brand new topical puppet animation sketch show pokes fun at pop stars, politicians, sports personalities and TV favourites, depicting our most talked about famous faces in a way they have never been seen before. Imagine a world where David Cameron and Nick Clegg battle it out on Jeremy Kyle, where Ed Miliband joins Ant and Dec on I’m a Catastrophe... Get Me Out of Here! and where Professor Brian Cox finds an extraordinary new planet in the solar system – Kim Kardashian’s backside.

The six-part series features a combination of high-energy puppetry, snappy writing and pinpoint accurate impressions, sending up the week’s news events using a cast of outrageous and off-the- wall characters based on some of the world’s most prolific celebrities. Featuring the voices of top impressionists including Doctor Who fan Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson, the show’s ground-breaking mixture of low-tech traditional puppetry and state-of-the-art animation puts a satirical and surreal spin on the stories and celebrities we read about every day. 

In the world of Newzoids, anything can happen and no one in the public eye is safe. Among the roster of famous (and infamous) faces on the Newzoids roll call are Ant and Dec, Wayne Rooney, Beyonce, Harry Styles, Prince Harry, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg, Barack Obama, Russell Brand and Simon Cowell.

Newzoids starts Wed April 15  on ITV at 9pm

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