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Benedict Cumberbatch named 'dishiest' British actor, gets chocolate sculpture

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Benedict Cumberbatch has a doppelgänger who might be even sweeter than the Sherlock actor. UKTV commissioned a lifesize Belgian chocolate sculpture of Cumberbatch to promote the launch of the Drama TV channel on its on-demand service. 

The company surveyed 2,000 British women to determine who was the “dishiest” dramatic actor, with Cumberbatch up against David Tennant, Damian Lewis, Idris Elba and more. 

It took 500 bars of chocolate to make “Benedict Chocobatch,” complete with a sophisticated bowtie. 

“I hope people really like him and I hope they’ll recognize him,” chocolate sculptor Tim Simpson said. “I’ve got a feeling that some women are going to take a look at him and decide that he’s delicious in more than one way.” 

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