Singer Susan Boyle is to become the latest celebrity to be immortalised in wax at London’s Madame Tussauds.

According to the News Of The World Susan – who found fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 – has been secretly measured up for the waxwork, which will go on display at the London tourist attraction later this year.

She will be one of eight new waxwork figures due to debut at the attraction, each costing around £150,000 to produce.

“She’s very excited about this,” a source told the paper. “Susan would never in her wildest dreams have ever imagined she’d one day be a waxwork at Madame Tussauds. It’s unbelievable.”

The model is expected to feature Susan’s original look – complete with dowdy clothes and unkempt hair – rather than the smarter look she adopted after becoming famous.

And Susan will be hoping that the figure proves popular, so as to avoid being melted down in the future – as has happened to other celebrity waxworks.

Former X Factor winner Shayne Ward is among those whose waxwork has been removed and destroyed, while veteran presenter Terry Wogan had his waxwork melted down to make models of Ant and Dec.

“Figures are often melted down and re-made into someone new,” said a museum source. But Susan Boyle is hugely popular – especially among Americans. It’s a big coup to get her.”