No Lunchboxes for Cumberbatch

Sherlock star Benylin Cucumber Benedict Cumberbatch has reported told inexplicably popular tabloid The Sun that he “decided against Doctor Who” when David Tennant gave up the role.

Doctor Who not for Benedict CumberbatchBack when David Tennant announced his departure from the role (and probably a few weeks after the period of national mourning had ended…) Cumberbatch apparently got in touch with the out going Tenth Doctor actor to find out more about being the Doctor.

“David and I talked about it but I thought it would have to be radically different.

“And anyway I didn’t really like the whole package – being on school lunchboxes.”

Certainly the Sherlock star would have to find himself on bedding, wallpaper, underpants, pyjamas, flasks, sticker albums and much more – not to mention have a small figure of himself produced. There are plenty of worse things to have your face on than a school lunchbox, but I think we get the point.

Of course, we already have our Eleventh Doctor – and very good he is too. So why are the press still speculating about Cumberbatch when Matt Smith is busy filming Doctor Who?

More importantly, how does this news tie in with rumours that Benedict Cumberbatch might be the new Master…?

(Via Digital Spy)

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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