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Last Updated: Monday, 10 October 2005, 13:26 GMT 14:26 UK
Little Britain given wax doubles
Comedy show Little Britain has won three BAFTA awards

Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams have been given their own waxwork doubles at Madame Tussauds.

The BBC comedy duo appeared at the London attraction in character with the wax incarnations of their popular comic creations Lou and Andy.

When asked if he liked his waxwork double, Lucas replied as the monosyllabic wheelchair-bound Andy and said: "I don't like it."

The sculptors used a real mould to make carer Lou's revolting teeth.

Visitors will be treated to some of the duo's trademark conversations, recorded by their creators, such as Lou asking Andy: "Would you like to take any of these waxworks home Andy?"

Andy then replies: "Yeah I want that one, that one, that one, that one."

The comedians attended sittings with the sculptors. The waxworks cost 100,000 each and took around three months to create.

Public demand

A Madame Tussauds spokeswoman said staff were nervous about the real stars meeting their doubles in case they hated them.

"It's always very nerve-wracking when the real people come face to face with the waxworks for the first time," she said.

"But both boys seem delighted so we are absolutely thrilled."

Matt Lucas Waxwork
The duo selected Lou and Andy as their most iconic characters

She added that visitors had previously said they most wanted to see Little Britain characters added to the collection.

In January, Walliams and Lucas were named the most powerful people in TV comedy in a poll by listings magazine Radio Times.

The show has picked up a clutch of awards since its launch as a TV series on BBC3 in 2003. A third series will be broadcast in the autumn.


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