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Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch opens up about first kisses...and pulling his pants down!

Francesca Menato
by Francesca Menato Published on 9 July 2013
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Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the most well-loved British celebs of the moment so we were pretty excited to hear he's been recalling his first kiss! But he can't quite remember who the lucky person was - it may have even been a boy at school!

Benedict Cumberbatch's successful acting career has earned him a legion of fans - but it seems he's always been popular.

The Sherlock star was barely out of primary school when he started getting female attention.

Speaking about his first kiss, he said it was "underwater". He added: "Mary. I was 11."

Benedict didn't have to worry too much about his technique, though, since they were apparently "the wettest lips you could possibly kiss".

But he did joke that it was possible he'd lost his kissing virginity even earlier, as part of a school play at Harrow.

Ben joked to The Times: "I think that was definitely my first kiss. Unless I'd kissed a boy at school in a f**king play.

"Which would ruin that very erotic Humbert Humbert-like memory I have of my first female obsession."​

Benedict won an arts scholarship to the super-posh private school and was of course involved in the drama programme from a young age.

Benedict Cumberbatch


TV actor
born 19/07/1976

But the actor wasn't all prim and proper back in his school days - as well as developing a taste for weed and girls, he also got involved in some more cheeky antics.

The 36-year-old told the Mirror: "I used to expose myself in front of religious places.

"I was a very hot, bored boy and was surrounded by people who were older than me who were goading me.

"So when they got bored or the football went through a stain-glassed window - not to be returned - they'd always get me to do pranks."

He added: "So one day they said, 'Go on, go on, go on. Pull your pants down!' Of course I did. I obliged willingly, no pun intended."

Fortunately, Benedict has since matured and has even won The Sun's Sexiest Man poll, thanks to his devoted admirers.

But he recently revealed he's not too happy that his fans have chosen to christen themselves "Cumberb*tches".

He said: "I won't allow you to be my b*tches, I think it sets feminism back so many notches. You are Cumberpeople."

Oh noble Benedict.

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by Francesca Menato