Giant semi-naked Jeff Goldblum statue pops up in front of Tower Bridge

A semi-naked statue of Jeff Goldblum has popped up next to Tower Bridge. Credit: Now TV

People walking along the Thames on Wednesday morning may have got more than they bargained for after a giant sculpture of Jeff Goldblum popped up.

The 25ft statue - in front of Tower Bridge - is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park in which Goldblum played heartthrob Dr Ian Malcolm.

The artwork pays homage to that famous scene when the mathematician character unbuttoned his shirt after being attacked by a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

In recent years Jeff’s torso has become an internet sensation, with thousands of memes created and shared by millions around the world.

Speaking about the public's reaction to the scene, Goldblum said:

"It's supposed to be Costa Rica, right? So things are hot and I'm sure I'm in some sort of fever. So all the logic is that we got to get some of these wet clothes off immediately. As I remember, I don't think anybody fought me on that."

Applying the finishing touches to Goldblum's hair... Credit: Now TV

At three metres high, those behind the 150kg piece say it took six weeks to produce and 250 hours to make.

As you would expect, it's left people surprised...

If you're hoping to catch a glimpse of giant Jeff - it will be based on the lawn at Potters Field until Thursday.