Statue of late Dinnerladies star Victoria is panned by fans who say it looks more like ex-footballer

Three years after her death, Victoria Wood is still making people laugh.

A planned statue of the comedienne has tickled some fans who feel the likeness is less than spot-on.

Some say its pudding bowl haircut makes it look like ex-England footballer Peter Beardsley. 

The late comedian Victoria Wood, left, is still making people laugh three years after her death.

The late comedian Victoria Wood, left, is still making people laugh three years after her death.

Fans say a planned statue with a pudding bowl haircut makes it look like ex-England footballer Peter Beardsley, right

Fans say a planned statue with a pudding bowl haircut makes it look like ex-England footballer Peter Beardsley, right

The late comedian Victoria Wood, left, is still making people laugh three years after her death. Fans say a planned statue with a pudding bowl haircut makes it look like ex-England footballer Peter Beardsley, right [File photo]

The life-size bronze statue, based on Miss Wood’s character Bren in her BBC sitcom Dinnerladies, is due to be unveiled in Bury in May

The life-size bronze statue, based on Miss Wood’s character Bren in her BBC sitcom Dinnerladies, is due to be unveiled in Bury in May

The life-size bronze statue, based on Miss Wood’s character Bren in her BBC sitcom Dinnerladies, is due to be unveiled in Bury in May

Others have compared it to artist Grayson Perry or Tory MP Michael Fabricant.

The life-size bronze statue, based on Miss Wood’s character Bren in her BBC sitcom Dinnerladies, is due to be unveiled in Bury in May. 

The comic and writer was born in nearby Prestwich and attended Bury Grammar School for Girls. 

She died from cancer in 2016 at the age of 62.

The statue is being made by Graham Ibbeson, who created a similar tribute to Eric Morecambe. 

Bury Council leader Rishi Shori said: ‘We are proud to call Victoria one of our own, and this statue will be a fitting tribute to her talent.’

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