UK rapper Stormzy gets a waxwork in Madame Tussauds


Stormzy has announced he’s the latest celebrity to be immortalised in London’s Madame Tussauds.


The UK rapper, who was celebrated his 28th birthday this week, has been working with the London tourist attraction for more than a year to perfect the figure.


He attended a number of sitting with Madam Tussauds artists, where hundreds of precise measurements and reference photographs were taken.


Seeing his wax copy for the first time, Stormzy can be heard saying: “That’s scary, cuz. Oh my days.”


In the video, Stormzy’s young nephew can be seen tugging on the wax figure’s hand, thinking it’s his uncle, and heard saying “Uncle Junior is not moving.”


Stormzy then appeared from behind a wall and the little boy exclaimed: ”You scared me! You’ve got two Uncle Juniors!”


The musician and this team will continue to work with Madame Tussauds on putting the final touches to the waxwork before it goes on display later this summer.


Stormzy 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 the top of the cake.


“Growing up, going to school, we’d go to Madam Tussauds London all the time.


“For me to be there, it feels like, flipping heck, I’m going up in the world.”


Tim Walters, general manager at Madam Tussauds London, said:”You’d be hard-pressed to find someone that isn’t Stormzy fan.


“His chart-topping hits, powerful performances and important work as an activist have spoken to the nation. 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.”


#MerkyBooks, Stormzy’s imprint within Penguin Random House UK, has also announced a competition for children aged between eight and 16 to win a ticket, with an adult guest, for a special unveiling of the waxwork hosted by the rapper.


The event will celebrate the new figure and the first children’s book published by #MerkyBooks, Superheroes: Inspiring Stories Of Secret Strength.


To enter, fans can pre-order the Superheroes book from https://uk.bookshop.org/




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