One Direction’s wax figures that consisted of Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, have been removed from Madame Tussauds London after being on display for seven years.
The news that their life-size replicas were removed comes just months after the ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ hitmakers celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band. According to The Sun, Madame Tussauds London decided to remove the statues of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik following the band’s tenth anniversary celebration this past July. Celebrity waxworks are regularly cycled out of the museum as it told The Sun it “reacts to the celebrity landscape.”
The waxworks were first revealed in 2013 and they posed with their lookalikes. Their sculptures were made by twenty craftsmen who worked on the statues over two months, with principal sculptor Stephen Mansfield saying that they worked around the “boys’ crazy schedule” to ensure they were perfect.
Celebrity statues have been removed in the past, with previously retired statues including Justin Bieber, Cheryl Cole and more.