Adele's singing Newzoids puppet
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 August 2016
Adele's songwriting will be gently mocked on the upcoming series of 'Newzoids'
Adele's songwriting will be the source of humour on the upcoming series of 'Newzoids'.
The singer is famous for drawing on her personal life in her music and Adele's puppet will be seen breaking into song about mundane aspects of everyday life including shopping in a supermarket.
A source told the Daily Star: "Expect to see Adele sitting on a bench or shopping in a supermarket in Newzoids and suddenly bursting into song singing 'I'm sitting on a bench' or 'I'm shopping in the store'."
Adele, Zayn Malik, Bear Grylls and Donald Trump will all feature on the latest season of the topical sketch show, which tackles the week's news events using state of the art animation.
Saskia Schuster, ITV's Comedy Commissioning Editor, previously said: "'Newzoids' first series proved to be funny, fresh and biting, creating its very own surreal world of politics and celebrity.
"I look forward to meeting the many new 'Newzoids' puppet creations... celebrities and MPs beware, nobody is safe!"
The first six-episode series - starring impressionists Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson - featured some of the world's most recognisable faces in puppet form, including Beyoncé, Harry Styles and British prime minister David Cameron, as well as Simon Cowell, And & Dec and Wayne Rooney.
And a puppet version of the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a royal baby on 'Newzoids'.
The sketch featured Catherine and her husband Prince William in a 'Call The Midwife' inspired episode in which their puppet counterparts played out the birth of their second child, Princess Charlotte.
Speaking about the decision to commission the show last year, Elaine Bedell, the director of entertainment and comedy for ITV, explained: "ITV has a rich history of playing popular satirical comedy in peak time on its main channel, and it seemed a good time to revive it this year.
"We are pleased to be adding to our growing comedy portfolio with this funny and biting look at the world of politics and celebrity."
'Newzoids' has been described as a "groundbreaking 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".