By Nancy Newman For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 01:33 BST, 13 August 2017 | Updated: 01:33 BST, 13 August 2017
It looks strong and stable. And the coiffure captures the Prime Minister’s signature style. But there the familiarity ends.
Instead, a newly commissioned wax image of Theresa May owes more to a likeness of former daytime television host Richard Madeley.
The figure is set to join other world leaders such as Donald Trump and Angela Merkel in the permanent exhibition at Madame Tussauds in London.
Sculptures and statues are a notoriously sensitive matter.
A proposed figure of Margaret Thatcher planned for Parliament Square caused controversy when it was revealed it would be minus her famous handbag, while activists at Oxford University demanded the removal of Cecil Rhodes from Oriel College, claiming he represented white supremacy.
And then there are those dodgy ‘likenesses’ which prove that imitation is not always the sincerest form of flattery – as these bizarre examples from around the world go to show. Can you guess who they are supposed to be?
Lookalike: The sculpture of Prime Minister Theresa May is a dead-ringer for presenter Richard Madley
(From left) 1: Try doing that on the catwalk! This 18-carat solid gold contorted sculpture of a fashion icon is in the British Museum. Stumped as to who it might be? You can find all the answers below. 2: You might need a lorra lorra guesses to correctly identify this bronze sculpture standing near the Cavern Club in Liverpool