Benedict Cumberbatch’s hair was magnificent on ‘Top Gear’: would you hit it?





These are some behind-the-scenes photos of Benedict Cumberbatch’s appearance on this week’s Top Gear. I covered the announcement earlier this week – I don’t think Cumby is promoting in particular, he just had a lull in his schedule and said “yes” when asked. He took a test drive and such. Whatever. I don’t really care about the car stuff. I CARE ABOUT HIS HAIR.

I could write poetry about those curls and waves. Is this close to his natural hair color? I know he dyes his hair for Sherlock, and although there are rumors about him being a natural ginger, I think he’s probably more of a medium-brunette with some natural red highlights. And look how long and shaggy it is!!! God, I need to give those curls a good yank. Hopefully while we’re both naked. Gawd. I love rough-and-tumble Cumby. I love when he’s in casual clothes, with his hair flying everywhere. The only thing that would make these photos better is the presence of a scarf.


I’m jealous of the wind because the wind gets to caress every Cumby Curl.

Best. Photo. Ever.

Photos courtesy of Mark Yeoman/Top Gear/BBC.

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  1. aims says:

    ok, I relent, he looks hot here. The best he’s looked, imo.

  2. Spooks says:

    Love the hair. Don’t need the scarf. But, did he shave his legs?

  3. T.fanty says:

    Oh god yes. Like a reasonably priced car moving at top speed.

    And it’s so lovely to see the chestnut locks back. He’s Cumbershaggy and Cumbershaggable.

  4. GeeMoney says:

    Droooool… I love this man. Especially when he wears any other shoes besides flip flops.

    And he has like the best calves ever. *dies*

  5. T.fanty says:

    I’d also like to add that while the denim shorts truly horrify me, MY GOD, look at his thighs.

  6. Elodie says:

    A mate met him at Glastonbury, he showed us pics and all. He said Cumberbatch is a blast to have with and kept dancing on them tunes, then they shared a smoke (me dumbfounded “wait he smokes???… huh!”)

  7. Kristen Sayan says:

    Great shots except for the denim shants. I hate them.

  8. silken_floss says:

    Love that he is wearing denim man-pris lol

  9. grabbyhands says:

    One of his best looks! Casual, scruffy and with his glorious curls nice and loose and messy instead of horrifically slicked back off his fivehead. And he is close to his natural color. Now I’m even more excited for this episode.

  10. Tish says:

    His guns and his legs and his hair.

  11. Tulip says:

    The hair is awesome. The muscles on the arms are beyond amazing.

  12. krtmom64 says:

    Seems gay to me! Not that there’s anything wrong with that!!!

  13. Lindy79 says:

    The hair, the ARMS (unf), the stubble…and that pose. God I love him, he just looks like he’d be so much bloody fun!

    And sweet Neptunes seahorse, look at his calf muscles….

    *fans self*

  14. PrettyTarheelFan says:

    Oh dear. There is no chin to speak of in that profile shot. Weak chins are just the worst.

  15. hels says:

    Sigh. Just how I love him. Caitlin Moran says he’s the sweetest guy in the world. She’s a hard nut to crack and she absolutely adores him so the doubters can take a hike. He’s gorgeous and talented and worth fanning over.

    You want a bet slimeball Hiddleston wont rush to go on Top gear now.

    There’s a great new photo of Benedict in New Zealand – on set with Martin Freeman.

    Not forgetting the insane video his friend posted of his hands on a flight to NZ.

  16. Abby says:

    Ahjdbdkkss he looks soooo good in these pics….seeing his natural curls always makes me happy. Look at those calf muscles…Benny has been working out eh….gahhh Sunday come soon.

  17. Miss M says:

    Translation of this post/thread: Love is blind!

  18. lady mary. says:

    cumberbatch and louis garell are the epitome of sexy ,shaggy curls,i would hit cumby like there is no tomorrow ,now ecuxz me while i go imagine myself as “the woman” in scandal in belgravia ,and 101 ways to yank those curls with every whiplash !!!maybe louis garell can join us 2 ,he has always been up for a threesome:P

  19. Agnes says:

    That’s how he looks like when he rolls out of a bed. My bed :D

  20. Nikole says:


  21. Linda L says:

    I love this guy. Love his talent, goofiness, charm. Love that he gets cranky and rambles on when speaking. Love that he dresses like a dork, yet can wear a suit well when suits are called for. Love that he continues to work (with its diversity), so we all can enjoy what he does. Love that he acts the proper English gentleman, yet doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Love the humbleness and awkwardness I see peeking out in his personality. He seems balanced (as far as performers can be, LOL), and I hope we can continue to see him perform for years to come.

  22. Abbie says:

    It seems like hes put back on some weight and a little muscle. He looks good. yes I would hit that every minute of the day. all day. non stop

  23. Amarie says:

    This man has really grown on me. He looks amazing. And he is talented to?? Hmmmm perfect combination. Plus his voice is a bonus. Imagine him whispering in your ear during sex in that deep rumbling voice *daydreams*

  24. Laura says:

    I literally died when I saw the first pic. He looks sooooo gooooood. oh and I love that Catalin Moran interview too. He seems so awesome. I think we’ll make a great couple him and I

  25. Mya says:

    Damn look at dem arms and dem legs. All muscular. ugh. I agree he looks like he has gained some weight back since the london STID premiere where he looked pale and really skinny.

  26. Miss Melissa says:

    He’s adorable. I hope he’s a nice person.

  27. Jenna says:

    Still a “hells to the no!” but that last photo is adorable, and Eve…that gif is EPIC! lol

  28. Benedict's Hairline says:

    He looks great.

  29. Marie says:

    This only makes my passion for wanting to sit on his face go up even more!!

  30. Lindy79 says:

    Hahaha that’s amazing!! Thank you!!
    *sigh* he’s so perfect

  31. EscapedConvent says:

    That second pic….is unbearably drool-able. OMG, his hair.

    It just occurred to me that when Sherlock is done filming, he will cut those glorious curls, not put them on eBay, & we will all not be able to get our hands on a Cumby-curl & wear it in an antique locket. I have my locket right here, waiting for a lock of his hair….sniffle…

    And the first thing I thought about him when I saw his fabulous body was “How is such a skinny guy so muscular? Does he spend hours in the gym?” But he doesn’t. He only worked out for Star Trek.

    Sigh…’s natural, ladies.

  32. Denise says:

    I loveeeeee when his hair is like this. Too bad he will cut it when he is done filming sherlock. He looks great.

  33. s says:

    I have such a huge crush on this guy! I feel like a teenager.

  34. Mandy says:

    Kaiser, you are a mess. I’m afraid I do not share your love for The Cumberbatch, but I have to read these articles about him everytime because I do appreciate your enthusiasm.

  35. alison8761 says:

    he looks so effing hot here. And he hates his curly hair! He thinks it’s womanly. man you have no idea how good you look with your hair like this. And I think his natural hair color is a little lighter and redder. I think they used semi-permanent hair color for sherlock and it’s probably still in the stages of being washed out. If that’s even how that works.

    but back on point. fuuuuck dude. you look great.

  36. Lindy79 says:

    I think he cycles and runs a lot so that explains the legs…as for the arms, he probably gets a decent work out tending to those curls…
    He’ll skinnify himself again for Sherlock in Aug but its nice he seems to be chilling out. Think this is more his natural shape..

  37. Alyssa says:

    I want to have this mans curly hair almond shaped eyes babies.

  38. MissMary says:

    Like a screen door in a hurricane. And twice on Sundays.

  39. Bernice says:

    He is so hot. And he has a great body you can tell. His voice is amazing. Yes not only would I hit that I would ride it to. ;-)

  40. Jake says:

    As a straight man I do get why the ladies love this guy. But y’all sound like a bunch of sluts on here.

  41. Lindy79 says:

    If it were men talking about a woman, would you feel the need to use the word “slut”?

  42. Lindy79 says:

    *Boards the Slutmobile, beep beep, “next stop Tart City, end of the line at Whoops there go my Pants Boulevard”*

  43. Jake says:

    Look at all these guilty women replying to me lol

  44. judyjudy says:

    Please excuse me while I go change my knickers…

  45. Lindy79 says:

    *taps microphone*
    Hi everyone,
    I’d like to dedicate this song to a special someone. His curly gloriousness, lack of fashion sense 78% of the time, ability to act like a total dork and finger dancing have kept me going through the tough times. BC ….*whispers* this is for you.

  46. Marie says:

    @Eve lol Please don’t kill me. I just need to express my feelings. I know he is yours but let me just lust for a while please lol

  47. Jake says:

    @Eve hey if you guys want to spend your life lusting after someone you will NEVER have fine by me. I admire the guyfor his talent but you guys sound thirsty. But keep the replies coming since I obviously hit a nerve.

    • Eve says:

      Who said we can’t “practice” all those things on someone else? Tsk, tsk, tsk…you naive little thing.

      Oh, and you didn’t hit any nerve. We’re merely amused by you — and decided to humour you instead of reporting your mysoginistic ass, that’s all.

    • EscapedConvent says:


      Actually, Jake, we do have him, in a very busy rotation. I forget who has him on which days, as he is busy filming quite a bit.

      There is a CumbyManor, with a Cumby-Suite, & the sweetly dorkish Cumby-Batch runs hither & yon, reading poetry & getting tied to the bedposts of his Cumber-harem. That’s why he’s in such good shape!

      If we’re thirsty, TheyPromisedMeBeer brings beer.

      Do try to keep up.

  48. Jake says:

    Lol I love how my 1 little comment has gotten the soaked panties y’all imaginary bf all in a knot. And report me for what? An opinion. Don’t y”all come here to give y’all opinion? Anyway goodbye my fellow sluts.

    • Eve says:

      Awwwwwww, so soon?

      *waves left hand* (because you must know by now where the right hand is).

    • T.fanty says:

      Goodbye, our little “straight” sugarplum! A word of advice: you might want to check your grammar next time. I think Cumby’s panties are quite fine.

    • Laura says:

      I’m sorry, Jake you spiced up what would have been just another cumby love-fest. I mean we could just go on and on about his georgeous curls, and vagina tingling voice and his hands…oh his hands *pauses for a small break*

      Where was I? oh yeah thanks a ton jakey.



      A Slutbot.

    • TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

      Well hello Jake, and welcome. Just one question:

      Your parents don’t send you to summer camp with the rest of your class mates when school is out for summer?

      I mean, it HAS been awhile since I was in school, so I suppose yall find different ways to spend your summer vacations these days. Like choosing to hang out on a gossip board and “slut-shame” the guests here in some desperate attempt to seem pious and mature. Well, I’ll let you in on a secret …

      … we’re not high schoolers. We’re grown-ups. I know that’s hard for you to handle but we’ll give you time and you’ll be celebrating what it is to have healthy sexual desires in no time. Hell, if you promise to eat all your broccoli, Mrs. Eyre might even let you bring your crush up to the manor to meet all of us! Wouldn’t that be exciting?

      (but you don’t get any beer. You are clearly a minor. Sorry).

  49. Yoli says:

    Oh he looks so great her. I love his hair & muscles. What a man.

  50. Marinda says:

    He looks very muscular and manly. I wonder does he have a 6 pack under that shirt..hmmmmm

  51. Jenifer says:

    Every since I saw Star Trek my naughty parts have been on fire for him. I can say I’m new to the fandom. I wanted to make sure it was a solid crush so ive watch Sherlock, Parades end, fortysomething, starter for 10 & yes his most creepy role to date Atonement. I still have the hots for him and it’s not going away :-)

  52. Lindy79 says:

    Loved Parades End so much! It was such a beautiful piece of television. Im a sucker for period dramas in general but it was amazing.

  53. Anna says:

    When i saw the picture of the hair i about fan girled like crazy….the curls sigh….My crush on him shows no signs of going away. Whenever he was onscreen in Star Trek i was so drawn to that handsome face and the eyes…i’m gonna shut up now lol!

  54. LilyRose says:

    Cumberbatching is a thing now. To the more dedicated Cumberbitches (people, collective…) here ya’ go

  55. TheyPromisedMeBeer says:

    Why do all the fun posts happen when I have to work both jobs, dang it!?! *sigh, I’m late to the party but I brought extra beer this time. And jambalaya from my weekend LA extravaganza. Enjoy.

    Anyways, I love his hair in the first pic but he has ET fingers and that creeps me out. And I can’t abide by those shorts. Oh wait, JORTS. He is dressed like every “sporty” Euro tourist that came through my home town and I just can’t with that. It makes me wonder what color his ill-fitting speedo underneath it.

  56. Mairead says:

    I think this Sunday is going to be he first (and only) time I completely fangirl out for a guest on Top Gear since Michael Schumacher, when I just lost it. I have never been more jealous of that studio audience. Except perhaps when Rubens Barrichello was on because he’s the most adorable F1 driver ever in my book.

    Although, for some reason he reminds me of James Blunt in that top pic and it gives me teh sads.
    That studio one and the last pic more than make up for that though :-D

    If they still did the SITRPC on US Top Gear I’d also be begging for a double whammy (ooh Matron!). As an aside, I love the US version, Adam Ferrera is the best :)

  57. allheavens says:

    Curls, curls, curls and more curls. GOD I wish he would embrace that beautiful head of hair. The facial hair is a plus.

    His forearms are beautiful and I always thought he had great legs. So happy he has put on some weight because he was looking a little pale and wane while filming Sherlock.

    I love a man who is both intelligent and dorky. If he can make me laugh AND think? I am sold.

    People can assume I am immature, slutty, or delusional, whatever they want to PROJECT! Last time I looked they were not paying any of my bills.

    So posh alien or not, weak chin or not, capri wearing dork or not, I would still sop Benedict up with a biscuit and lick my fingers afterwards.

  58. Hayley says:

    I was thinking he looked pretty good until the picture of him in his man-pri’s. Capris on a guy always look ridiculous. Pfffttt.

  59. bet says:

    The shorts were probably for the driving. Stuck in that car in high temperatures and helmet would have been sweaty work.
    He wore skinny jeans to the interview.

  60. bet says:

    I wish he could keep this physique all the time

    but even skinnier for Sherlock he has a very nicely toned body.

  61. Tony says:

    I honestly don’t understand women on this website. He looks nerdy and weird. I guess it must be his personality you ladies find attractive, because he is NOT physically good-looking.

  62. Jennifer12 says:

    Nope, just don’t see it. His face just looks too prissy for me.

  63. Jenifer says:

    Of course personality counts! He might not be the hollywood standard for goodlooking but thats what I like about him. I actually find this man physically attractive to. He is very unique looking and I like that. He may not be everyones cup of tea but hey there are alot of men people find attractive that do nothing for me. I will knock down the brad pitts, channing tatums, henry cavills to get to Benedict Cumberbatch. To each its own. just saying.

  64. Jenn says:

    I like him in Sherlock, and he was a good Kaaaahhhnnnnn! Benedict is one of my faves. Love these pics, he doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously. He’s adorable to me. And, of course, he’s Smaug. Awesome.

  65. bet says:

    The people who like ken and barbie doll types are the boring ones. Give me fans who like guys like Cumberbatch. You are happy to make judgements on us for liking him well I also make huge judgements about you to.

    He was at the Wellington premiere of Worlds end early today and despite the cast and half of the hobbit films there he was the one who got all the screams. I took great delight in this.

  66. Trashaddict says:

    I love the curls, I love the comments, I love being a Cumberbitch! Best site ever.

  67. Trashaddict says:

    Plus I’m so happy to see the comment count beat out the Jennifer vs. Angie war posts!

  68. Sam H x says:

    The Top Gear episode he’s on, aired today. I’ve not seen any of his movies or tv show, only heard about him thru this site. I thought he came across very nice, genuine, humble and rather witty! x

  69. anoninternettroll says:

    he is not attractive. at all.