Robert Pattinson waxwork unveiled in Blackpool

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Hundreds of excited Twilight fans are expected in Blackpool today, ahead of the unveiling of a Robert Pattinson waxwork.

His Edward Cullen character is so popular that Madame Tussauds have brought in four extra security guards to keep an eye on the waxwork

Robert Pattinson plays Edward Cullen in the Twilight vampire films Credit: Press Association

Robert is the latest star immortalised in wax to join the interactive attraction in Blackpool. His wax figure has joined other iconic, best of British celebs including the Beatles, HRH The Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Detail being added to Robert Pattinson's wax sculpture

The actor had two sittings with the Madame Tussauds' team and hundreds of precise measurements taken, to ensure his wax double is as lifelike and accurate as possible.

The lifelike figure took four months and £150,000 to create and will stay in Blackpool until the end of November.

"RPatz has brought Hollywood glamour to our best of British room and we knew he'd be a very popular figure.

"We made the decision to draft in additional security following advice of other Madame Tussauds attractions throughout the world which had previously launched his figure to huge crowds."

– Matthew Titherington, Madame Tussauds Blackpool