Wax lyrical with this
cheeky chart topper

Olly Murs visits Madame Tussauds in London, for a final sitting, to check out his new waxwork which will be revealed exclusively in Blackpool next month
Olly Murs visits Madame Tussauds in London, for a final sitting, to check out his new waxwork which will be revealed exclusively in Blackpool next month
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Olly Murs is the latest star 
to join the hall of fame at Blackpool’s Madame 
Tussauds attraction.

The X Factor popster has been checking out his likeness at the waxworks brand’s London base, where the finishing touches are being put in place ahead of the statues launch in the resort next month.

His wax figure will be seen dressed in a white shirt and skinny jeans, complete with microphone in hand.

And he will sport facial hair, his relaxed quiff and the trademark cheeky grin, with visitors to the Central Promenade attraction able to stand alongside him to sing their favourite Olly song.

Olly is set to join fellow new figure John Bishop, who is also due to be unveiled at the complex for the coming season, and they will join a galaxy of stars from the worlds of music, comedy, sport and entertainment.

The creation of Olly’s wax figure has been an in-depth process, with a dedicated team of sculptors taking hundreds of precise measurements and photographs to ensure as accurate a likeness as possible.

The figures are created by separate teams of sculptors, moulders, colourists and hair stylists and it takes 20 people four months to complete the figures with each one costing £150,000.

Essex-born Olly has established himself as one of the most popular and successful artists in the British music industry, as well as a familiar face in a presenting role on The Xtra Factor spin-off show.

With four number one hits under his belt, Olly has become a regular fixture in the UK charts. His most recent success was his recently recorded fourth studio album Never Been Better, which took top spot upon its release.

Olly said: “I’m very excited about getting my wax figure at Madame Tussauds.

“I’m very flattered as I know it’s a big honour to have a figure created by such a prestigious attraction.

“I’ve really enjoyed getting involved in the process and can’t wait to see the finished figure.”

And Blackpool Tussauds general manager Matthew Titherington is looking forward to welcoming the star to the resort.

He said: “He is one of the most successful male solo artists on the UK chart scene and it is an honour to have him at Madame Tussauds Blackpool.

“Olly’s figure was commissioned due to an incredibly high demand – our visitors are always asking if there’s a wax figure of the star.

“We’re expecting Olly to be one of our most popular figures at the attraction as he’s loved by people of all ages due to his fun nature and natural talent.”

Olly will take centre stage in the Music Zone from the end of March.