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Coronation Street’s David Platt Swaps the Cobbles for Madame Tussauds Blackpool
- Thursday 20th October 2022
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Coronation Street’s David Platt, who has been entertaining viewers for over 20 years, has been immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds Blackpool with Jack P. Shepherd, the actor who plays the wayward character, personally unveiling the new figure.
Jack came face to face with his wax version for the first time as artists made the final touches, adding those all-important freckles, skin texture, and all the tiny details that make the figures so unbelievably lifelike.
And in taking residence at Madame Tussauds on Blackpool’s famous promenade, the new “David Platt” joins some of the most iconic characters from Coronation Street, including Jack and Vera, Bet Lynch, Deirdre and Ken, and Michelle Connor.
After seeing his wax figure for the first time, Jack said: “Seeing the figure face-to-face was incredibly surreal, it looks so much like me and really captures the essence of David Platt’s character!
“It’s a massive honour to have my figure appear alongside some of the Street’s most iconic characters and all of the other amazing figures at Madame Tussauds Blackpool.”
Kyle Woodcock, Senior Attractions Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, added: “It was an honour to have Jack at Madame Tussauds Blackpool to unveil the new David Platt wax figure. Seeing him side-by-side the wax version of himself really was uncanny. I am sure his loyal Corrie fanbase – and lots of other people too - will jump at the chance to come and see it.”
Featuring more than 80 famous faces, Madame Tussauds Blackpool gives visitors the chance to get up close with their heroes, from sporting starts to TV favourites, movie icons, singing sensations and everything in between.
It takes a team of 25 artists to work on one wax figure, spending a total of 800 hours collectively. This includes: 350 hours to sculpt the figure, 187 hours to insert a head of hair and 30 hours to make a set of teeth.
David is one of 2,000 wax figures on display around the world, with roughly 150kg of clay used to sculpt each figure equating to 23 stone, the average weight of a tiger.
Madame Tussauds Blackpool recently unveiled its first ever UK drag queen figure, Ru Paul, as well as a new figure of Boris Johnson, complete with the former Prime Minister’s trademark untameable hair, together with social media megastar KSI.