Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Coronation Street Waxworks

waxing Bradley

Bradley Walsh (our Danny Baldwin) will appear as a life-size model in a waxworks exhibition. He posed for more than an hour at Louis Tussaud's Waxworks in Blackpool.

And for 20 minutes of that, he had to keep perfectly still when he was having an ice-cold blancmange-type material applied to his face.

The Manchester Evening News reports that wax sculptor Mike Conroy was full of praise for the actor's patience.

Mike had to follow up the "blancmange" with a layer of plaster and also take detailed measurements of Walsh's face before he could start work on the dummy itself.

He also had to measure his chest, waist and hips to make sure that the dummy's body is in perfect scale with its head.

But Walsh, who was once a professional footballer with Brentford, sat patiently through it all.

"I've quite a busy schedule," Bradley said, "so sitting perfectly still for 20 minutes was a great opportunity to have a rest."

Waxwork Roy and Hayley Cropper at Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks in Blackpool

To see more waxwork Corrie characters, visit

But wait! There’s more! To see the ghost of Ena Sharples at Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, visit the Ghost Research Society.

And finally, for Little Britain fans; a waxwork Lou and Andy.


John said...

Who are those evil Germans wearing Roy and Hayley's clothes? Is this some storyline I missed?

Pamer said...

I like the Posh and Becks display

GoBetty said...

That's a blancmange I would love to bite into.

Lisa said...

Some of the wax figures are pretty non-recognizable. Is it just me or were these the discards from the "Wax Figure 101" class held at Madame Tussaud's?

Pamer said...

Whenever I hear "blancmange" i think of that Monty Python skit where the town was being invaded by hundreds of blancmanges

Damn those Pythons

MJ said...

Pamer: I too imagine hordes of blancmagnes. Have you heard that a new species of lemur has been named after John Cleese?

Pamer said...

That's when you know you've made it get a lemur named after you. How cool is that?

I hadn't heard that but i will be looking for info now