Tuesday, 25 April 2017

New Coronation Street wax figure at Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Blackpool have today officially announced that Rovers Return barmaid, Michelle McDonald, played by Kym Marsh, will be their new Corrie wax figure.

Michelle McDonald's wax figure will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds Blackpool in the coming months, where she'll be in the company of fellow Corrie legends, Bet Lynch, Hilda Ogden, Jack and Vera Duckworth and Ken and Deirdre Barlow.

 The wax figure will be smiling and standing in a casual pose with arms folded, dressed in a relaxed outfit of a grey, loose top, black jeans and boot, complete with an ombre hairstyle and natural make-up.

Kym said: “I couldn’t believe it when I was approached by Madame Tussauds Blackpool to have my own figure created! It’s been fascinating to be involved in the process and see first-hand how the figures are made.
 “It’s such an honour, especially as I’m being placed amongst Corrie royalty in the Rovers Return Inn – I can’t wait to see the figure!”

General Manager, Matthew Titherington, said: “We are thrilled announce that Michelle will be the latest addition to the attraction.

“Due to her infamous storyline in the show there has been a huge demand from the public for a wax figure, so we’re sure they’ll love getting up close and personal when it is unveiled later this year.”

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Conversation Street said...

Of course they have her with her arms folded! How else would we know it's Michelle? 😂

Maricha said...

Smiling? I thought the figure was meant to represent the character/person as we know them best.
An especially odd choice if it's the miscarriage storyline that led to the demand for her wax figure.

C in Canada said...

I can think of far more deserving characters than Michelle.
Rita, for starters!

Maricha said...

That's true. Michelle isn't an iconic Corrie character at all. There are so many characters that spring to mind before hers when thinking of the show and its landmark storylines.

Tvor said...

Her publicist must be worth every penny she's paying them. Good grief. I can't believe she's going to be in that ahead of characters like Rita, Emily, Steve, Audrey, Gail.... the list goes on and on. Even if they're just doing Rovers characters, where's Jack and Annie Walker?

Maricha said...

I know, right!?! Otherwise why would a miscarriage storyline only get her immortalized, it happened to Steve as well.

Anonymous said...

Natural makeup.That's hardly Michelle.

Humpty Dumpty said...

Michelle was chosen because Kym Marsh has 729,000 followers on Twitter. Imagine the income for Blackpool's M de T, because you can bet KM will be tweeting 'come and see me'. What's the entrance fee - about £10?

Zagg said...

Wow. I can't say I'd want to visit that exhibit. She's only 10 years on the street and one of the most annoying characters to hit the cobblestones.

Newfy Pearl said...

How in the world!!!!!! I can't even speak.

njblas said...

Michelle Connor = Corrie legend? In whose mind? Certainly not the viewers' minds. Honestly, I thought this story was a belated April Fools Day joke at first.

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