This is what happens when you leave a chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch statue in public

You may recall the joyous news last week that a life-size Benedict Cumberbatch statue was to be made entirely out of Belgian chocolate.

 

Well, he’s been eaten.

 

The chocolate Sherlock Holmes actor made a special appearance at the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford over the weekend as part of a publicity stunt for UKTV.

 

Unfortunately for those naughty nibblers, there was a hidden camera installed to test (and capture) the allure of a choccy Benedict.

 

How would people react to “Chocobatch”? Here’s how they took the bait …


Some sniffed

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Dogs

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Some kissed

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Kissing Cumberbatch

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Some snapped

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Cumberbatch finger

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Some licked

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Licking Cumberbatch

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It was only a matter of time before someone went for the nose

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Cumberbatch nose

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While we can't deny a choccy Benedict might make us do strange things, we can't help but think that nose-stealing granny is an actor. Whatever the truth, it still doesn’t change the fact that they touched a chocolate Cumberbatch.