Coronation Street's Jack and Vera Duckworth immortalised in wax

Published Thursday, Mar 27 2014, 12:45 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Coronation Street's most iconic couple Jack and Vera Duckworth have been immortalised in wax!

The couple, played by Liz Dawn and the late Bill Tarmey, have been captured in their 90s heyday for Madame Tussauds in Blackpool.

Jack and Vera Duckworth immortalised in wax for Madame Tussauds in Blackpool - 27 March 2014

Vera is dressed in a characteristic colourful outfit, while Bill is wearing a pink shirt, burgundy paisley tie, trousers and braces and his classic green jacket.

It has taken four months for sculptors to create the waxworks and they have used archive footage of Corrie to ensure they are a perfect match.

Both Liz and Bill's family were consulted throughout the process before being treated to a special early preview at the tourist attraction - and they're delighted!

Liz said: "I can't believe how well they've captured the tiniest details – it really is like looking into a Vera-shaped mirror.

Jack and Vera Duckworth immortalised in wax for Madame Tussauds in Blackpool - 27 March 2014

"It's lovely to know that a character I've played for so long has had such an effect on the nation that she's been immortalised like this – if only they could have done it when I was 20!"

Bill's widow Alma added: "I am sure Bill would have been very proud and honoured to see himself, as Jack, immortalised in such a lifelike figure.

"For myself it brought back many happy memories of the character Bill had portrayed for so many years, truly amazing!

"My congratulations and appreciation to the sculptor and all those involved in the production of the figure."

Jack and Vera now join fellow Corrie legends Ken and Deirdre Barlow, Hilda Ogden and Bet Lynch on the Rovers Return set at Madame Tussauds.

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