Singing star sees double in Blackpool

Susan Boyle in Blackpool on Tuesday morning

Susan Boyle in Blackpool on Tuesday morning

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Singing sensation Susan Boyle was seeing double today as she came face to face with herself at Madame Tussauds.

The Britain’s Got Talent star waxed lyrical about the £150,000 model as it went on display in Blackpool.

“What can you say? They have done a very good job. It feels fantastic,” she said.

“It was such a great process to be involved in and it looks very realistic.”

The model is on display at the new Madame Tussauds attraction, which opens for the first time on Thursday in the Lancashire resort.

Boyle, 50, gingerly eyed her wax look-alike as it was unveiled today before posing alongside the model for photographers, joking: “She’s doing a better job than me!”

The Scot, nicknamed “Subo”, was catapulted from obscurity to global stardom after appearing on the 2009 Britain’s Got Talent contest.

The singer, from Blackburn, West Lothian, became an international star after her performance of I Dreamed A Dream from the musical Les Miserables stunned the audience and judges on the ITV1 show.

Asked who she would like her waxwork to stand alongside today, she giggled there was only one person she would choose.

“Who did I want to dream about, Simon Cowell of course,” she laughed. “It would be Simon Cowell, no doubt about that.”

The wax model wore an elegant black outfit donated by the singer, which she wore in the video for her version of The Rolling Stones’ hit Wild Horses.

Her model will stand in the Big Night In area of the attraction, alongside the likes of Bruce Forsyth, Gok Wan and Alan Carr.

Work on the Madame Tussauds attraction, which will have 72 wax figures in a series of interactive displays, began last November and is part of a £10 million regeneration effort for the Blackpool Tower and Promenade.

Matthew Titherington, general manager of the waxworks attraction, said: “We are delighted to welcome Susan at Madam Tussauds Blackpool today as we put finishing touches to our exciting new attraction.”