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    With two pilot episodes now available for online watching, some netizens have rushed to express joy at cancelling their television licence, with many arguing that the “embarrassing” Putin show, set to be broadcast by BBC, is sufficient grounds for them to ditch television and the British broadcaster altogether.

    BBC Two is set to air what is intended to be a spoof talk-show with an animated Vladimir Putin as the host. The UK broadcaster has so far ordered two pilot episodes of the talk show, titled “Tonight With Vladimir Putin”, featuring a computer-generated representation of the Russian president interviewing human guests.

    “Everybody’s favourite bear-wrestling global strongman, Vladimir Putin, has finally achieved his ultimate goal: a chat-show on the BBC”, the BBC said in the show’s announcement.

    The first guest is slated to be Alistair Campbell, a former high-ranking political spin doctor in the UK, while other interviewees will be selected from the domain of British showbiz.

    The news has sparked a vivid debate on Twitter, with one Internet user suggesting that the talk show will be loved at home for confirming the country’s “growing influence abroad”:

    “A chat show hosted by Putin would probably be the best thing on bbc”, another butted in.

    … whereas a different Twitterian, The Guardian and WaPa contributor James Ball, having scrutinised BBC’s press release, acknowledged that the chat show “sounds so much worse than he had imagined it could be”:

    “Who the f*** commissioned this?” Ball asked emotionally, showing his disgust at the show now in the making.

    “More propaganda from the BBC”, another netizen issued a disparaging remark, while another commenter seemed to be little impressed about the distinctly “left-leaning” BBC and assumed it would be highly politically correct:

    Another went as far as to call out the soon-to-air show as “racist crap”:

    “Television in its death throes”, another stated resolutely, in a nod to many other netizens.

    Hilarious remarks and a plethora of laughable memes arrived alongside the blatant criticism, with one bringing up the extraordinarily poor CGI production quality:

    One netizen even picked up on the incorrectly chosen accent for the Russian president:

    Some couldn’t help dwelling on British taxpayers’ money going for this “crap”:

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