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Tasteful tribute to Cumberbatch

Published 01/04/2015

Benedict Cumberbatch has been immortalised in chocolate
Benedict Cumberbatch has been immortalised in chocolate

A tasty model of The Imitation Game star Benedict Cumberbatch has been created out of chocolate.

Some of the Sherlock star's fans, known as Cumberbitches, may say he looks good enough to eat - but now he really is, after a life-size sculpture was crafted out of cocoa to celebrate him being voted the dishiest dramatic actor on UK TV.

To mark the launch of the new Drama channel on UKTV's on demand service, uktvplay, 2,000 women were asked to name the man they find the tastiest in TV drama.

Cumberbatch came out on top, with 12% of the vote, and as a result a team of eight people, including a sculptor and a chocolatier, were commissioned to recreate an edible model of The Imitation Game star out of Belgian milk chocolate.

It took 250 hours to complete the hollow figure, which weighs 40kg. The sculpture will be on display to the public at Westfield Stratford City on Friday April 3.

Broadchurch star David Tennant was runner-up in the survey, followed by Game Of Thrones hunk Sean Bean.

:: The top 10 dishiest TV drama actors

1. Benedict Cumberbatch

2. David Tennant

3. Sean Bean

4. Idris Elba

5. Damian Lewis

6. Aidan Turner

7. James Nesbitt

8. Rupert Penry-Jones

9. Laurence Fox

10. James D'Arcy

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