MICHAEL Jackson, whose death in 2009 prompted thousands of slightly odd-looking people to hold lengthy and tearful candlelight vigils, is to reappear in Blackpool, albeit in waxwork form.
Madame Tussauds is taking its version of Jacko on tour across the globe to give fans the opportunity to get up close and personal to their idol.
Three of his most iconic looks have been immortalised in wax (costing a whopping £150,000 each) and painstakingly produced by experts in the Madame Tussauds studio to create a tribute to one of music’s biggest stars.
The Jacko waxworks will be at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool from Monday until June 14.
Matthew Titherington, general manager of Madame Tussauds Blackpool, said: “The travelling Michael Jackson collection is a fantastic addition to our music experience in Blackpool, and is one we hope that will attract Jackson fans from all across the UK.
“Michael Jackson was a born entertainer and so to be able to celebrate his life in the UK home town of entertainment is fantastic.”
The Jacko figures are being shipped in from Madame Tussauds in Bangkok this weekend and will be unveiled in Blackpool on Monday morning.