That’s not a picture of Jodie Whittaker, Doctor Who’s new star, up there. Seriously. It’s a wax recreation so good that even the Nestene Consciousness itself would be a bit jealous of the handiwork behind it.
This frankly absurdly lifelike replica of Whittaker in her full 13th Doctor regalia is the work of a new Doctor Who experience at Madame Tussauds in Blackpool. Alongside the uncanny recreation of the actress, the experience includes one of the actual TARDIS props used during the filming of the 11th season of the show, as visitors are tasked with trawling a forest to hunt down the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver – retrieving it and bringing it back to its rightful, albeit waxy, owner.
Can you spot the bright glowy thing in this darkly-lit environment?
The Doctor and her Ghost Monument await you.
Outside of an actual encounter with a certain time-and-space-travelling phonebox (or, like, meeting Jodie Whittaker at a convention or something!), it’s the closest most people will get to coming face-to-face with the 13th Doctor. And it’s a mighty impressive face, at that!
The Doctor Who display is available to visit now.