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When it was announced that Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch had been immortalised in wax, excited fans almost crashed the Madame Tussauds website.
The wax figure, which has taken months of painstaking work, is impressively lifelike and has been dressed with a Spencer Hart suit.
And his legions of fans were so excited by the prospect of getting up close to their idol they bombarded the London wax museum’s site.
Ben Sweet, general manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: ‘We had so many visits to our website on the day we announced we were creating Benedict’s figure that our system nearly crashed.
‘The demand to feature him here has simply been overwhelming and I am sure fans are going to approve of the likeness.’
He will be displayed alongside stars such as Dame Judi Dench and Kate Winslet, as well as Hollywood names such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Benedict, 38, was unable to attend today’s unveiling but is said to have been bowled over by the results.
When he first went to be measured he said: ‘Finally I can photobomb myself! What a weird and wonderful compliment to be included in the ranks of talent already committed to wax.
‘I’ve been accused of being wooden in my work but never waxy!’