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Peter Andre back in Blackpool to unveil his waxwork
Peter Andre with his waxwork
Seeing double: the real Peter Andre is on the right

Singer and TV personality Peter Andre is waxing lyrical about the next chapter in his career.

Andre is the latest star to be immortalised in wax at Blackpool's Louis Tussaud's Waxworks.

And Andre - who shot to fame with Mysterious Girl - says he was "completely blown away" when he officially unveiled his double.

It was the first time the Australian had seen the completed model which took six months to make.


Andre was clearly impressed with his wax effigy. "There's so much effort gone into by the people here; I'm honoured they've put me here."

Andre had three sittings to ensure his wax replica was an exact likeness.

"He was very generous with his time," says head sculptor Mike Conroy, "and so polite. He's the nicest star I have ever worked with."

And Conroy says Andre's patience paid off as the finished product is the spitting image of the reality TV star.

"I'm really pleased with it; it's really lifelike."

The Golden Mile attraction boasts 200 models across five floors
Waxworks include TV, film and rock stars as well as sporting greats such as Ricky Hatton and Tiger Woods
Blackpool has had a wax models on display since the 1870s

He says the hardest part of making the Andre replica was matching up his holiday tan, however, that was left to his wife Bernice who is the make-up artist at the waxworks.

Popular demand

The museum invited Andre to become their latest celebrity due to popular demand.

He was top in a survey of which new model visitors would most like to see at the attraction so when he was in the resort earlier this year for a concert at Blackpool's Winter Gardens, they approached him.

Andre was delighted to be asked and took time out from his schedule for sittings with the model maker.

Hundreds of fans lined the Promenade to catch a glimpse of the singer in the flesh for the unveiling.

General Manager Matthew Titherington says the wax version will be popular, too: "Peter is so well liked as an entertainer and as a person that we know that this model will be a winner.

"It was great to see him face to face with the final sculpture."

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