Official! Benedict Cumberbatch Really Is Good Enough To Eat.
Yes, yes, we know – we thought it was an April Fool’s joke too, but no. It would seem that there really IS a life-size chocolate sculpture of the man officially voted the UK’s dishiest TV Drama Actor.
Over 2,000 British women eschewed the likes of Poldark’s Aidan Turner, former Dr Who David Tennant, and Luther’s Idris Elba in a poll conducted by UKTV, to mark the launch of it’s new on-demand service, uktvplay.co.uk.
Legendary Chocolatier Jen Lindsay-Clark oversaw the project, with a team of eight people, who took over 250 man hours, using 40,000 grams of chocolate, to make the 6ft model. Head sculptor Tim Simpson admitted it was a challenge, saying: “Benedict has such a distinctive look that it was a challenge but a pleasure, to recreate him in chocolate”, and that you couldn’t rush perfection.
Here’s One They Made Earlier…
The loyal legion of fans, the Cumberbitches, are in for an Easter treat as the chocolate Cumberbatch creation – lovingly known as the “Chocobatch” – will be on display this Friday, 3rd April, at Westfield Stratford City.