Cheryl's waxwork removed from Madame Tussauds because 'she's no longer relevant'

Jacob Stolworthy

Former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl has had her waxwork removed from London's Madame Tussauds because bosses think she “may no longer be relevant”.

The figure of the singer, a former X Factor judge who now appears on BBC talent show The Greatest Dancer, first appeared in 2010.

Cheryl was one of Britain's most famous stars throughout the 2000s, but has recently seen her career take a stumble.

After being granted a decree nisi from Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in 2016, she started a relationship with One Direction star Liam Payn – with whom she split in 2018 – and rebranded her music career under the moniker Cheryl.

However, her most recent album, which was released in 2018, peaked at number 19 in the UK Albums Chart.

The Sun reports that bosses at the London attraction have taken her waxwork down and are “storing [it] in the London archives”.

A rep for the museum said it wasn't an “uncommon” thing to do with certain figures “as from time to time we do change who we have in the attraction”.

According to the rep, bosses regularly review their collection in an attempt to feature the figures that “best represent” what visitors want to see.

The waxworks of her former fellow X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh all remain, as does Payne's alongside his former One Direction bandmates.