Benedict Cumberbatch: Silly name, still hot!

Hello, my name is Karen and I am a Cumberbitch.

There I've said it. I've been suffering from this affliction since clapping eyes on Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock about two years ago and what with roles coming up in not one, but two Hollywood blockbusters [Star Trek and The Hobbit fact fans] and more British TV coming up this addiction is only going to get worse.

I thought it would pass - after all he's not your average heartthrob. I was sure once I saw him with his shirt off it would reveal a pigeon chest - or even worse a chest rug - and my feelings would fade. But no, damn it, he's even hot on the beach with his top off.

If that wasn't enough to send me into a tizz [last seen circa 1993 when watching Take That at Wembley Stadium] he's only gone and proved he's modest about his new-found hunk status.

‘I'm quite sensitive to people noticing me,' he explained in a recent interview [sadly not with me]. ‘There are times when I'm relaxed, then others when it does make me self-conscious. I just wish my 15-year-old self had known about my allure to the opposite sex!'

Oh yeah and when asked about his Cumberbitches he said the following: ‘It's flattering, though I worry about what it says for feminism, it's quite a pejorative term... Cumberbabes might be better.'

In a celebrity world where it feels like there are more men who view women as objects [step forward sexist pig Gaz from Geordie Shore who asked his male Twitter followers to take pictures of themselves in bed with their one night stands and post them online] a true gent stands out a mile. Especially one who actually knows what the word feminism means and doesn't just think it's about women refusing to shave their armpits and burning their bras.

Oh and he's going to be in an episode of The Simpson's too, so he's got a sense of humour as well. Bitch or babe, Benedict, I'm yours. Call me!

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