Did Benedict Cumberbatch Just Out His Sherlock As Gay?
Star discusses the sleuth's sexuality in podcast interview...
Speaking to The Nerdist podcast, the 38-year-old star was asked about the similarities between his Holmes and Doctor Who.
"One uses a sonic screwdriver and time travel and the other uses his brain and isn't 900 years old and isn't reincarnated," he replied.
"Sherlock talks fast and is clever, that's literally the only bracket they share. They've got different dress senses, different tastes in the sex of their partners..."
The star didn't elaborate on his bombshell - but it is sure to be welcomed by many fans.
The show's first series featured a running joke about Sherlock and Martin Freeman's Watson being in a relationship - and Cumberbatch has previously revealed that they shot a scene in a gay club for one episode, but it ended up on the cutting room floor.