A new statue of Lucille Ball is being unveiled in the late actress's home town to replace one that was so hated it was dubbed Scary Lucy.

Sculptor Carolyn Palmer hopes her tribute will please fans who demanded that another artist's unflattering version be banished through a Facebook campaign with the name: "We Love Lucy! Get Rid of this Statue."

Ms Palmer's statue is to be unveiled on Saturday in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the western New York village of Celoron.

As for Scary Lucy, mayor Scott Schrecengost said she is too popular to remove altogether. She will be given another spot in the park.

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