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Winehouse parents reveal waxwork


Back to wax: Winehouse's model in video

A waxwork model of Amy Winehouse has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds.

The singer's parents, Mitch and Janis, revealed the model, "complete with trademark beehive and sailor tattoos", at the London attraction.

Mr Winehouse said the waxwork of his 24-year-old daughter was an "absolutely incredible" likeness.

He added that the Rehab singer was getting over her drug addiction. He said: "She's on a drug replacement programme and she's doing really well."

New album

The model of the Grammy Award-winning singer is dressed in the same outfit that her real-life inspiration wore to the Brit awards - a thigh-skimming mini dress teamed with black high heels and huge red hooped earrings.

Mitch Winehouse with the waxwork model of his daughter
Mr Winehouse said he was 'stunned' at the likeness
When he saw the waxwork for the first time, Mr Winehouse said: "It captures her totally... but she's not that skinny anymore.

"I can't get over the tattoos. They are perfect."

Mr Winehouse also confirmed his daughter was about to start work on a new album.

"She has two or three more live gigs then she will be working on her new album. She's got quite a few songs already."

The Back To Black singer has rarely been out of the headlines in recent months. In June she was told she had "traces" of the lung disease emphysema, but went on to perform at the Nelson Mandela concert in London, and the Glastonbury Festival.

If Blake comes out of prison and proves to be a positive influence on Amy, then they will have a fantastic life
Mitch Winehouse

Earlier this week, her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, was jailed for 27 months for attacking a pub landlord and perverting the course of justice.

The 26-year-old admitted assaulting James King, 36, at the Macbeths pub in Hoxton, east London, in June 2006. He has already spent nine months on remand.

Mr Winehouse said he hoped Fielder-Civil could turn his life around.

"If Blake comes out of prison and proves to be a positive influence on Amy, then they will have a fantastic life, and he will make his parents very proud.

"The other option is just not tenable.

"I don't know if the extra five or six months he has to spend in prison will make a difference, I just don't know."

He added: "Amy wants to have children, probably with Blake, and they will become her drug of choice because she is mad about kids."

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