Meghan Markle becomes ‘trailer trash’ in a new BBC spoof where she rages against her sister-in-law Kate Middleton.
The comedy show called ‘Tonight With Vladimir Putin’ sees the Duchess of Sussex transformed into a digital caricature portrayed by actress and writer Gbemisola Ikunelo.
She gives the usually well-spoken Meghan a “hill-billy drawl” who gets angry over questions about her marriage to Prince Harry and threatens to “cut” Kate because she borrowed her hair brush.
The BBC Two show features comedians acting out the sketches in front of a studio audience using performance technology to turn everyone into 3D characters.
In a segment called ‘ Meghan Markle ‘s Royal Sparkle’ someone asks the digital of Meghan: “What makes you angry?”
She replies with an anecdote about the Duchess of Cambridge borrowing a brush: “I say no because that’s gross and then I leave my room and come back and I can tell she’s used my hairbrush anyway because it’s covered in skanky hair that’s going grey and I say, ‘Stay the f— out of my trailer or I’ll cut you, Kate.'”
The programme also makes fun of Meghan’s estranged relationship with her dad Thomas Markle.
An audience member asks: “I’d just like to know: how’s your dad?”
Meghan replies: “Great question. Next.”
Another person wonders what it is like married to Prince Harry and Meghan doesn’t take kindly to the interrogation.
“I’m just wondering why you’re so interested there, missy? I mean, what’s that about?
“Do you have a problem with me and Harry? Are you trying to lay claim to my man?”
She then challenges them to a fight, saying: “We can go right now, b***h, you and me.”
Meghan claims she is taking part in the show “to get to know you, the United British of Kingdom people” and to get more social media followers.
Comedian Gbemisola Ikunelo said she wanted to create a version of Meghan that was clearly opposite of how the Duchess behaves.
“Anybody who has seen anything of Meghan Markle in public will know that she seems incredibly agreeable and friendly, always smiling.
“So I was interested in finding humour in the ridiculous… What if somebody who seems super lovely in public actually has a really mean streak? What would that look like?
“So I introduced an over-the-top, shouty, hill-billy drawl,” she explained to the Telegraph .
A BBC spokesperson has said of the spoof show: “Viewers will clearly recognise this performance as a spoof and highly satirical, within the context of a programme which lampoons a wide range of public figures and the public’s perception of them.”
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