From Cheryl to the Queen, which celebrity waxworks have had meltdowns at London’s Madame Tussauds?


CELEBRITIES come and celebrities go – as do their waxworks at tourist favourite Madame Tussauds.

We told yesterday how One Direction are the latest victims to have had a meltdown, going from fame to flame at the London attraction, which has immortalised the rich and famous in model form since 1835.

Madame Tussauds has immortalised the rich and famous in model form since 1835

While the lads, whose figures had been on display since 2013, seem to have suffered the dreaded seven-year-itch, the Queen is still going strong there after 92 years.

Here we look out how long some of the other famous, and infamous, waxworks have lasted . . . 

One Direction – 7 years

One Direction were ditched from Madame Tussauds after seven years

The 1D boys were ditched this week due to a “changing ce­­­lebrity landscape”.

Cheryl – 9 years

Cheryl’s waxwork was ousted after nine years for ‘no longer being relevant’

The former Girls Aloud singer and X Factor judge was ousted from the museum last year because “she is no longer relevant”.

Jimmy Savile – 15 years

Disgraced Jimmy Savile’s waxwork was melted down rather than being kept in storage

The disgraced late TV presenter’s waxwork was melted down after one of his victims said it was “too evil to be kept in storage”.

David Cameron – 6 years

David Cameron’s waxwork was taken away just days after he resigned

PM was scrapped days after he resigned for real and Theresa May took office in 2016.

Theresa May – 2 years

Theresa May’s model was scrapped while she was still PM

A Remain/Leave public vote saw her model Leave in 2019 – while she was still PM.

Howard – 3 years

Howard was the face of Halifax ads – but his waxwork was axed after three years

He shot to fame as the face of the Halifax ads, but his waxwork was axed in 2008 as he was “not the favourite he once was”.

Little Britain – 10 years

David Walliams and Matt Lucas’ Little Britain characters Andy and Lou were removed in 2015

Andy and Lou, played by comics David Walliams and Matt Lucas, were removed in 2015 after the show’s popularity dipped.

Prince Andrew – 21 years

Prince Andrew was removed from Madame Tussauds way back in 2004

He may be in hot water now, but Prince Andrew was frozen out in 2004.

The Queen – 92 years

The Queen has been a staple at the museum since her first waxwork aged two

Her Maj was first recreated at the museum as a princess aged two – and she is still going strong with her 24th incarnation.

Take That – 4 years

Take That were ditched from Madame Tussauds in 1999

When Take That were ditched in 1999, singer Gary Barlow joked his dummy was melted down to make Britney Spears.

Harry and Meghan – 20 months

Harry and Meghan’s waxworks were axed after Megxit

Megxit saw them leave the UK – and now they’ve left the museum.

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