So I’ve become a little obsessed with this television show called Sherlock. You’ve probably heard of it, seen it and know all about it. Sorry, I’m jumping on the bandwagon a little late I know but now I’m hooked and hanging out for the next episode. With this new obsession naturally comes a love for the man who is the star of the show, Mr Benedict Cumberbatch. Firstly can we just appreciate this man’s epic name? And secondly yes, I do think he should be known to foodies as eggs- Benedict cu-Cumberbatch but hey, we can’t have it all.
Anywho, why am I writing about this man? Well in an a bizarre stunt to promote its new Drama channel, UK TV commissioned a 6-foot, 88-pound Benedict Cumberbatch doppelgänger made entirely out of Belgian chocolate. Now that’s some serious eye candy!
Yep, now we have another reason to drool over the famed actor this Easter (coincidence, I think not!) because this mighty fine hollow candy statue took 250 man hours to make. How does one get chosen for such a gig though? Well Cumberbatch was chosen for the sweet stunt after he beat out actors David Tennant, Idris Elba, Sean Bean and Damian Lewis in a poll that sought to name “Britain’s dishiest TV drama actor.” I have to agree, Sherlock prevails over Dr Who any day. Haters gonna hate.
Stay sweet Benedict, you’re totally drool worthy whether you’re covered in chocolate or not.