Tom Hardy waxwork is a hot Valentine’s date

A new Tom Hardy figure at Madame Tussauds in London will set pulses racing on Valentine’s Day, thanks to a hi-tech heartbeat.

The technology in the actor’s waxwork will also mean it has a core temperature of 37 degrees Celsius.

Arriving at the Merlin Entertainments-owned attraction on February 14, The Revenant and Legend star’s figure is the first to combine technology that will make guests feel like they are sitting with their “red-blooded Hollywood beau”.

Guests can nestle beside him on his leather sofa to check out his warm, beating heart and details such as his curved little finger, reportedly the result of an old injury.

The famous dog lover’s figure also went through a rigorous review process ahead of its Valentine’s Day arrival with dogs from the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Edward Fuller, general manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “People often dream of cuddling up to their favourite celebrities and Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to gift the ever-popular Tom Hardy to our guests.

“For 2018 we’ve upped our game and brought in technology that takes this experience to the next level, raising temperatures and literally putting the heart in heartthrob.”