Don't blink: there have been reported sightings of John Bishop and a Weeping Angel at Madame Tussauds Blackpool!

The world-famous Doctor Who set at Madame Tussauds Blackpool has had a revamp and now die-hard fans can come face to face with one of the Thirteenth Doctor’s on-screen friends, Dan Lewis, played by well-known actor and comedian, John Bishop, as well as an original and terrifying Weeping Angel.

By Charles Graham
Monday, 7th March 2022, 10:43 am

The Weeping Angel plus one of the original costumes worn by John Bishop while portraying Dan Lewis in the long-running series, have arrived at the Blackpool promenade attraction straight from the Doctor Who set.

Fans can now see the Weeping Angel and the new Dan Lewis wax figure alongside the Thirteenth Doctor and her TARDIS.

John Bishop’s figure made its debut at Madame Tussauds Blackpool in 2015 and has been updated, paying careful consideration to the styling and appearance of his character, Dan Lewis.

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Situated within the immersive Doctor Who area of the attraction, this is a dream-come-true for the show’s super fans and offers plenty of photo opportunities and a chance to see the Doctor’s signature features up close.

Stuart Jarman, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, said: “Adding John Bishop’s figure and the original Weeping Angel to the Doctor Who set here at Madame Tussauds Blackpool means that it’s an even greater out of this world experience for fans and visitors alike.

“We’re extremely grateful to BBC Studios for loaning us such valuable additions, and it’s incredible to see the set come to life complete with characters, props and original costumes, it really is a super-fans dream.”

Dan Lewis aka John Bishop

Featuring more than 80 famous faces, Madame Tussauds Blackpool gives visitors the chance to get up close and personal with their heroes, from sporting stars to TV favourites, movie icons, singing sensations and everything in between.

It takes a team of 25 artists to work on one wax figure, spending a total of 800 hours collectively. This includes: 350 hours to sculpt the figure, 187 hours to insert a head of hair and 30 hours to make a set of teeth.

The Dan Lewis figure is one of 2,000 wax figures on display around the world, with roughly 150kg of clay used to sculpt each figure equating to 23 stone, the average weight of a tiger.

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