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'One Direction' wax figures unveiled

Naill Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Harry Styles from Band One Direction are unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London. Photo: PA

Fans will have more chances to meet their One Direction idols one way or another after new wax figures were unveiled today.

The likenesses have taken months of work by Madame Tussauds sculptors and stylists, and even the chart-topping group were impressed by the results.

After being introduced to their doubles, Zayn Malik said: "They look wicked, they're bang on."

A wax model of Harry Styles Credit: PA

Around 60 devotees of the group - whose hits include What Makes You Beautiful and Live While We're Young - were on hand to see the models unveiled at the London attraction today.

They will be there for 12 weeks before emulating the real-life boy band and heading off on a world tour, visiting New York, Sydney and other locations yet to be announced.

A wax model of Louis Tomlinson Credit: PA

The group themselves were given a sneak peek at the finished models earlier this week, with Niall Horan taken aback by the experience.

"This is weird - he's wearing my actual shoes," he said.

Cheshire's Harry Styles said: "It's amazing and such an honour."

One Direction topped the charts for a third time last month with their Comic Relief single One Way Or Another.