What Did Madame Tussauds Do With Its David Cameron?

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 7 months ago
What Did Madame Tussauds Do With Its David Cameron?

At the very moment the real Dave retired to Oxfordshire to reflect on his legacy as PM, his waxwork in London's Madame Tussauds was ousted from its spot outside Number 10.

What was the waxwork's ultimate fate? Did it involve a political meltdown, the likes of which we haven't seen since 24 June 2016? Well, no. Madame Tussauds doesn't melt any of its waxworks.

Well, if it hasn't happened already, Dave will almost certainly be decapitated, have his hands lopped off, and have these stored in Madame Tussauds's extensive archives — the eventual fate of all but the most popular waxworks.

Cameron will probably end up being decapitated and having his hands lopped off — the eventual fate of all but the most popular waxworks.

So what of Theresa May? Why's she not got a waxwork?

Says Nicole Fenner from Madame Tussauds, "As far as records show Madame Tussauds London has made a figure of every elected PM since 1855 when George Hamilton-Gordon, The Earl of Aberdeen was in office."

Un-elected prime ministers forfeit the honour of having a wax effigy made in their image. These unfortunates include Neville Chamberlain, Alec Douglas-Home and, yup, Gordon Brown.

So until the next British prime minister is actually elected by the general public, Madame Tussauds's Number 10 will remain vacant.

"Work would begin as soon as we secured a sitting and would take four months to complete," says Fenner.

In the meantime, Londoners will have to suffice making their own Theresa effigies. And apparently they're not bad at that:

Photo: Andy Worthington

Last Updated 18 April 2017

HHGeek

Bagsie I get to decapitate Boris.

Sue

Will people be standing in line to wield the ax?