Comic John Bishop to reveal waxwork in resort

Comedian John Bishop being measured up for his waxwork at Madamme Tussauds, Blackpool
Comedian John Bishop being measured up for his waxwork at Madamme Tussauds, Blackpool
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Comedian John Bishop will be coming face-to-face with himself in Blackpool tomorrow, as he unveils his waxwork at Madame Tussauds.

The newly-created figure will be seen for the first time at the Central Promenade attraction, with the Liverpudlian star making the trip to meet his likeness.

He will join other comedy stars, such as Paddy McGuinness who was unveiled earlier this month, the Two Ronnies, Russell Brand, Alan Carr and Graham Norton.

The stand-up comedian has been captured smiling in a casual on-stage pose, after thousands of measurements were taken, from the width of his waist to ensure the Tussauds’ team got the perfect figure.

It took expert sculptors several months to painstakingly mould, sculpt and perfect John’s wax figure, which was first announced for the Blackpool attraction in December. The figure is dressed in a suit donated by John, one that he wore during his UK tour last year.

John has established himself as one of the nation’s favourites, following the successful first series of The John Bishop Show on BBC One. He’s had numerous sell out UK tours, best-selling DVDs and a chart topping autobiography ‘How Did This All Happen?’, which published in 2013.

John said: “It’s brilliant to feature alongside some of the greats of British comedy like Tommy Cooper and the Two Ronnies. I’m looking forward to bringing the kids along and seeing how they feel about having two dads.”

Tussauds Blackpool general manager Matthew Titherington said: “We’re all big fans of his comedy work at the attraction. He’s certainly going to be a massive hit with our visitors, there’s been a demand for his wax figure for some time.”