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Bieber waxwork retired after 'excess fan attention'

Madame Tussauds New York has reportedly retired its waxwork of pop sensation Justin Bieber, saying it "no longer does justice to the star" after unexpected wear and tear.

A waxwork of Justin Bieber at Madame Tussauds in New York has been retired Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

The wax figure was removed after persistent attention from fans caused excess damage, despite regular maintenance, said the New York Post.

Continued attention from fans reportedly took its toll on the Bieber waxwork Credit: Graylock/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Bret Pidgeon, general manager at Madame Tussauds, said: "This is disappointing, but hopefully we can welcome a new ‘grown-up’ Justin back to the attraction in the near future."

Celebrity waxworks get Christmas makeover for charity

Celebrity waxworks at Madame Tussauds have been given a festive makeover in support of Save the Children.

Wax figures of Usain Bolt, Albert Einstein and Kate Winslet in their Christmas jumpers. Credit: PA

Wax figures of Usain Bolt, Albert Einstein, Kate Winslet, Sir Richard Branson and Boris Johnson saw their usual attire replaced with loud Christmas jumpers to show their support for the charity's 'Christmas Jumper Day: Make the world better with a sweater' campaign.

People are being encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper on Friday 13 December and give £1 or more to Save the Children.

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Madame Tussauds unveils tattoed Rihanna waxwork

A team of 20 people spent four months creating the Rihanna statue. Credit: RTV

Madame Tussauds unveiled its eighth Rihanna wax figure at a New York tattoo parlor today.

A team of 20 spent four months creating the statue, which comes complete with six tattoos and is dressed in a costume the singer has been wearing on her ongoing "Diamonds World Tour".

Six tattoos can be seen on the statue, from her ear to her fingers and hands. Credit: RTV

The wax figure will be on permanent display at Madam Tussauds' New York location. The singer also has likenesses in Las Vegas, Hollywood, Washington D.C., London, Sydney, Berlin and Vienna.

One Direction waxworks unveiled at Madame Tussauds

One Direction are the latest celebrities to be immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds.

The waxwork models will wear clothes which have been worn and donated by the band.

One Direction immortalised at Madame Tussauds Credit: Daybreak

Singer Louis Tomlinson said: "I think it's going to be quite weird to see yourself as a wax figure.

"But it’s an amazing honour to be there. If you look at some of the names that are in there. We are very proud."

Waxwork figure of One Direction's Harry Styles Credit: Daybreak

Usain Bolt immortalised in wax ahead of Olympics

Olympic sprint superstar Usain Bolt's victory pose can already been seen in London before the Games have even begun.

The fastest man on earth, who is hoping to break his own 100m and 200m world records this summer, was captured in his trademark stance as he took residence at Madame Tussauds today.

Usain Bolt is famous for his theatrics before and after his sprint races. Credit: ITV News

The Jamaican's waxwork was unveiled earlier this month at Heathrow Airport where he greeted passengers as they arrived at Terminal 5.

He faces stiff competition from a number of Team GB stars also on display at Madame Tussauds, including heptathlon favourite Jessica Ennis and diver Tom Daley.

Usain Bolt will be bidding to add to his three Olympic gold medals this summer. Credit: ITV News

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