Mo Farah Will be Speeding into Madame Tussauds Blackpool Soon!
Back in August 2013 we polled our guests to find out which sporting hero should join us here at Madame Tussauds Blackpool – the choices included Mo Farah CBE, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Jonnie Peacock MBE, Beth Tweddle MBE and Sir Ben Ainslie CBE. We can now exclusively reveal that Mo Farah was the undisputed winner of the poll and will be honoured with his own wax figure, at BOTH our UK attractions – London and Blackpool.
The two-time Olympic Gold Medallist will be portrayed in his trademark “Mobot” pose, and will take up residence in the interactive sports zones at both attractions. Here in Blackpool he'll join Tiger Woods, Phil "The Power" Taylor and Lewis Hamilton.
Work is well underway on both figures, which are being be created individually by separate teams of sculptors and artists based in London. Mo has been heavily involved in the creation process giving a sitting for the studios team before starting his Marathon training in earnest. He is familiar with the incredible artistry having seen his friend Usain Bolt's likeness when he visited the Olympic Stadium last year.
"I cannot wait to meet both of my doubles!" - Mo Farah
Mo commented: “I saw Usain Bolt’s wax figure at the Anniversary Games last year and couldn’t believe how brilliant it was. I said then that I’d love one of my own and I’m so excited that it’s now really happening. I cannot wait to meet both of my doubles!”
Nicole Fenner, the PR Manager here at Madame Tussauds London commented: “Since the 2012 Olympics, Mo has become a real national treasure, which I’m sure will be even more apparent by the time he’s competed in the London Marathon this year. The figure will be portrayed in a fun pose that we’re sure our guests will love to emulate and provide a real tribute to a such a popular sportsman”
Our Blackpool attraction is similarly looking forward to welcome their “Moboting” figure. Matthew Titherington, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool added: "We polled guests to find out which Olympian they wanted to see featured here at Madame Tussauds Blackpool and the response was overwhelmingly in favour of Mo. We know our visitors will grab the chance to measure up to him and try out their own Mobots!"
Mo Farah met fellow athlete Usain Bolt's wax figure in 2013!