By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

September 26, 2016 | 2 min read

With the presidential campaign heating up, Sky News is promoting the upcoming debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by seeing the the duo faceoff in a rap battle.

To be clear, impersonators were enlisted to film the promo to remind the UK public that the debate will be aired at the almost too-late 1.30am on Tuesday morning.

The pair faced off in boxing ring as the broadcaster looks to up the entertainment factor around the heavyweight showdown, which actually takes place at the Hofstra University, New York as the election enters its final six weeks. The track rhymes off the politicians’ major gaffes and policies from Benghazi to the 'border wall' in an attempt to get Brits staying up to catch the first direct debate between the candidates.

Judging by the unpredictable trajectory this campaign has taken, it wouldn't ultimately be a surprise if the duo did descend into a rap battle. Last week Hillary Clinton appeared on 'Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis', meanwhile a few months back Trump took to Reddit to answer a selection of questions.

The Donald has been the source of many parody ads and skits, with his unconventional style and raw oration providing moments of comic gold. These include:

Bitly's Trump styled URLS;

Reebok's Terry Tate tackled Trump;

Robert DeNiro branded him a 'bullshit artist';

And a Danish bus gave him Googly eyes;

And much more.

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