Robbie The Robot

By Rob Last edited 146 months ago
Robbie The Robot
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What is going on with Madame Tussauds? We know they're facing stiff competition from other, less crap more modern, tourist attractions but we're not sure their current strategies are really what's needed.

First we had the gyrating Kylie who just happened to be on all fours and wearing a very short dress...in a bit of a breeze.

Then we had the whole nativity scandal which was so unspeakably dire that it actually managed to make people side with the church...a feat not even the church have manged to achieve recently.

And now we have a Robbie Williams waxwork that has "real chest hair" and "a twinkle in his eye, activated with hidden sensors".

According to ITV "fans can kiss the former Take That star on the cheek and see whether their puckering up skills get his approval. If they do, they will be projected on to a giant plasma screen, accompanied by Williams' number one hit She's The One."

Why? Don't Tussauds realise that not even nine-year-old girls regard a waxwork as anywhere near the 'real thing'. Aren't the PR team aware that kids have thirty music channels and broadband internet to choose from now? And 'real chest hair'? Since when was that a guaranteed crowd pleaser?

How long before we have the chance to visit Tussaud's 'interactive Abbie Titmuss orgy room' complete with lifesize John Leslie plus camcorder and realistic baying paparazzi?

Last Updated 25 May 2005