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Punch and Judy makes a comeback with Nick Clegg, Simon Cowell, Boris Johnson and Prince Harry

The Simon Cowell as the judge puppet Photo: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

Punch and Judy is making a modern comeback - with Nick Clegg, Simon Cowell, Boris Johnson and Prince Harry.

The traditional seaside attraction has been revamped and set in contemporary Britain to mark its 350th anniversary.

The Boris Johnson as a bumbling policeman puppet Credit: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

Puppets of modern-day figures such as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg as Cleggy The Clown, TV mogul Simon Cowell, London mayor Boris Johnson and Prince Harry feature in the show, which takes "modern sensibilities into account".

The Nick Clegg as 'Cleggy the Clown' puppet Credit: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

The new version, where the baby no longer gets dropped and Punch does not beat his wife, has been penned by John Phelps and Gary Lawson, whose credits include episodes of Goodnight Sweetheart and Birds Of A Feather.

It features Punch as a tracksuit-wearing benefits cheat and Judy as an aspiring Wag.

The superhero Prince Harry puppet Credit: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

Shaun Williamson, who starred in Extras and as Barry in EastEnders, will take the role of the bottler - traditionally, the money collector - later this month in the Covent Garden premiere of Punch And Judy Rebooted.

Shaun Williamson poses with Punch the benefits cheat and Judy the wannabe WAG Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire