Neighbours

Harold Bishop joins Madame Tussauds

Ian Smith shares his verdict on Ramsay Street alter ego Harold being immortalised in wax at the recently opened Madame Tussauds in Sydney.

Ian Smith (right) stands guard over the waxwork of Harold Bishop (left)

Will the real Harold please step forward?

Ian Smith aka Harold Bishop, one of Neighbours' most revered characters, has joined a plethora of Australian and international stars immortalised in wax at the recently opened Madame Tussauds in Sydney.

Ian Smith has been immortalised in wax at Sydney's Madame Tussauds attraction250 precise measurements were taken of the Ramsay Street icon at a sitting last year, and another 800 hours were needed to sculpt the final waxwork. The results are astounding and the subject is equally impressed.

'I’ve told my wife Gail when I drop off the perch she can take this home,' jokes Ian, who joined Neighbours in 1987 as the caring, kindly coffee shop owner. Ian signed off from the long-running soap in 2009 and, to the delight of its worldwide audience, returned for a guest appearance last year.

Ian's waxwork stands alongside other famous Aussies such Dame Edna Everage, Bert Newton, Rolf Harris, Jimmy Barnes, and former Neighbours co-stars Guy Pearce and Delta Goodrem.