Shearer waxes lyrical

Alan Shearer waxwork

Shearer (right)

Former Newcastle United number 9 Alan Shearer is shocked that Madam Tussauds waxwork looks just like him.

Madame Tussauds’ sculptors have spent four months creating a carbon copy of Alan Shearer for their waxworks in Blackpool. The man himself went to unveil the waxwork and was suitably impressed, saying:

I think they’ve done such a great job its scary.

It’s weird looking at yourself and thinking how incredibly alike it is.

The figure is so realistic and accurate, the sculpting team have done an amazing job and I hope the public like it too.

They take a million different measurements of everything and then do the cast which takes a few hours but we did it all in a day in London.

You’d be surprised by the detail that goes in to it and now seeing it this close up you can see how careful they’ve been.

My kids want to come down because they’ve already been to the one in London. They want to come down here now, probably so they can take the mickey out of me a bit.

Shearer is the first celebrity to unveil a sculpture of himself at the new Blackpool showroom, which opened in April.

Allegedly they have a sculpture of Peter Andre too and if that doesn’t make it worth a visit I don’t know what will.

avatar NUFCBlog Author: Hugh de Payen I’m a baby-boomer of the punk rock persuasion, currently exiled in Somerset for crimes committed in a previous life where locals keep trying to poison me with something called ‘scrumpy’. Hates sprouts, coat-hangers, Cilla Black, ornaments, Steven Seagull movies and 50 Cent (he’s not worth 10). Hugh de Payen has written 631 articles on this blog.

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4 Responses to “Shearer waxes lyrical”

  1. 1
    avatar Lesh says:

    If they’re looking for more dummies, they need look no further than the NUFC board room!

  2. 2
    avatar workyticket says:

    Lesh says:
    May 18, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    “If they’re looking for more dummies, they need look no further than the NUFC board room!”

    It would take a helluva lot of wax to make a dummy of Ashley, Lesh.

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    avatar DJG says:

    workyticket says:
    May 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    ‘It would take a helluva lot of wax to make a dummy of Ashley, Lesh.’

    Worky, Ashley has more wax in his ear than it took my colony of bees to make a waxwork of Ann Widdecombe. ;)

  4. 4
    avatar nzedtoonman says:

    Been nice to see him in his No 9 shirt ,

    They’ve also done one of wor peta beardsley , its been put on display at the Lundon Dungeon’s as it’s CREEEPY !!

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