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YouTube vloggers Zoella and Alfie Deyes aka PointlessBlog are being turned into waxwork figures at Madame Tussauds, but not everyone is happy for the couple.

Announcing the news via Twitter and their YouTube channels, Zoe Sugg and her 21-year-old boyfriend admitted they were shocked at being selected for the popular London tourist attraction.

Admitting she was "beyond excited", Zoella, 25, tweeted:

Pointless Book 2 author Alfie added:

In a vlog filmed on their visit to Madame Tussauds for their first fittings, fashion and beauty blogger Zoella reveals that she was initially unsure about agreeing to the waxwork.

She explained: "I felt very like, 'I don't deserve to be made into a wax figure and put in Madame Tussauds. [But] I was also thinking this is one of the coolest things ever. Imagine in 10 years time... I can tell my kids, 'They once made a wax figure of me...' You have to think beyond the now... YouTubers are taking over."

The fitting session was not the most enjoyable experience for Zoella who suffered an anxiety attack on the train to London from Brighton.

Recalling the episode shortly after, she told her viewers: "I had a bit of a panic on the train... we nearly went back to Brighton."

She later added: "There was one point when I said to Alfie, 'I can not do this'. We nearly [got] off the train and went home."

Zoella has always been open about her struggle with anxiety and is an ambassador for the Mind charity.

Almost immediately after the news broke, Twitter exploded with reactions and the couple became a trending topic. Many felt the YouTube sensations have not achieved enough to warrant a waxwork alongside the likes of the Queen and Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie.

Those who criticised tweeted:

However, Zalfie fans quickly defended the couple in their droves:

Ben Sweet, Madame Tussauds' general manager, confirmed the news in a statement: "We are delighted to be working with Alfie and Zoe. It's a first for the attraction and reflects just how huge these YouTube stars are."

The vloggers have amassed almost 12 million subscribers combined on their main YouTube channels.

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