Stormzy waxwork set for unveiling at Madame Tussauds
Watch: Stormzy views his new Madame Tussauds waxwork
Stormzy is set to have his own waxwork displayed at Madame Tussauds.
The grime artist has been working with the London tourist attraction for over a year and has sat for Madame Tussauds artists numerous times so measurements and reference photographs could be taken.
Stormzy, real name Michael Omari, has appeared in a video of himself seeing the almost complete figure for the first time.
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The 28-year-old could be heard exclaiming: "That’s scary, cuz. Oh my days.”
"You never see yourself," he adds.
The clip also sees his young nephew introduced to the likeness, as he says: "Uncle Junior is not moving.”
Stormzy goes on to reveal himself before the youngster remarks: "You scared me! You’ve got two Uncle Juniors!”
The star said: "I’m proud, and I hope, when my fans see my figure, they feel proud too.
“I was told Madame Tussauds London wanted to make a figure of me just after I performed at Glastonbury, and it really felt like the icing on top of the cake.
“Growing up, going to school, we’d go to Madame Tussauds London all the time. For me to be there, it feels like, flipping heck, I’m going up in the world.”
Stormzy is joining us this summer
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— Madame Tussauds London (@MadameTussauds) July 26, 2021
Tim Waters, general manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “You’d be hard-pressed to find someone that isn’t a Stormzy fan.
“His chart-topping hits, powerful performances and important work as an activist have spoken to the nation.
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“Whether you admire him for his music, believe in what he stands for, or just think he’s a really nice guy, we know his figure is going to be a fantastic, and important, addition to our Madame Tussauds London line-up.”
Stormzy and his team will continue to work with Madame Tussauds as the waxwork is finished ready to go on display later this summer.
With additional reporting by PA.
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