Daley Makes A Splash At Madame Tussauds

A new waxwork of British diver Tom Daley has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London.

The figure shows Daley , 17, suspended mid-dive four metres above the ground on a specially-created set. 

Madame Tussauds has described it as "truly stunning" and "one of the most dramatic" exhibits at the popular attraction.

The upside-down pose made it one of the most complex waxworks ever created at the studio.

Daley's figure shows more flesh than any other exhibit, and the inversion of his face and hair called for a special spinning support mechanism to allow the team to rotate the figure duing the final stages of the work. 

The waxwork is located in the interactive Sports Zone, which boxer Mohammed Ali and footballer David Beckham are among the other exhibits.

There is also a waxwork of Daley's fellow Team GB member, track and field athlete Jessica Ennis.

Madame Tussauds says another British olympic hopeful will join the exhibit soon, although it will not say who.