Sorry, but Benedict Cumberbatch is definitely not on Twitter. “No matter who pretends to be me at the moment, I do not tweet, I don’t Twitter, I don’t,” insisted the actor.
“Do you want me to tweet, you lot?” Cumberbatch asked an audience of Sherlock fans on Saturday night.
Of course they do, Benedict.
“Why?” asked a baffled Cumberbatch, before answering his own question: “I think the reason why is because I don’t tweet. I think if I did you’d very soon be disappointed because it really is a skill - it’s a skill I genuinely don’t have.”
“Just listen to how much I talk,” continued the Sherlock star. “I’ve already talked over our time [at the Cheltenham Literature Festival] and tweeting is about being pithy.
“I think tweeting would take so many hours of editing I’d be lost for doing my job.”