Madame Tussauds London have today (September 15th) announced that Years & Years singer Olly Alexander is the latest star to be immortalised at the world-famous attraction!
Set to take up permanent residence in the Baker Street branch of the iconic museum from October 2023, Olly will strike a pose alongside fellow legendary recording artists Little Mix, Stormy, Drake, Rihanna and Madonna, as well the recently launched new figurine of Harry Styles.
According to a press release, the It’s A Sin actor first started working with Madame Tussauds London’s expert artists in September 2022, where they captured “hundreds of precise measurements from head to shoes, clay moulds and reference photographs to ensure the likeness is the one they all ‘Desire’.”
On being honoured with his very own waxwork, the “Starstruck” singer says: “I’m completely overwhelmed and honestly in shock and disbelief to think I’ve been made into a figure for the iconic Madame Tussauds London! My brain simply cannot process it. Getting to be involved in the process was so cool and I feel very honoured to have been so lovingly sculpted into such a gorgeous figure – I’ve seen a sneak peek and I love it! I really can’t wait to hang out with the other figures especially Freddie Mercury, ET and Beyonce.”
With Tim Waters, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, adding: “We are over the moon to be launching Olly Alexander’s first-ever Madame Tussauds figure. He’s transforming the music landscape for artists and fans alike and his powerful role in ‘It’s a Sin’ has left a real legacy of positive change for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. It’ll be the only place in the world that fans will be able to come and see his likeness. We’re having the best time working so closely with Olly on his figure, his energy and creative spirit is contagious, the hardest part of the process has been settling on which of his show-stopping outfits to style his figure in!”
News of Alexander’s induction into the hallowed halls of Madame Tussauds comes just months after the star scooped a BRIT Billion Award for surpassing a staggering one billion streams in the UK!
As Years & Years, Olly’s most recent album “Night Call” reached No.1 on the UK Album Chart, whilst his role as Ritchie Tozer in the critically acclaimed Russell T Davies TV drama It’s A Sin continues to garner attention and bring the fight against HIV/AIDs back into the public conversation like never before.