Meet The Kid Who’s Become A Minor Chinese Celebrity For Looking Like Benedict Cumberbatch

By: 02.19.14  •  3 Comments


16-year-old Tyler Michell of Norfolk, England looks a lot like Benedict Cumberbatch. Like, a lot.


It’s probably got him into more than his rightful share of knickers, but otherwise, no big deal, right? Well, it turns out Sherlock is super popular in China and Chinese Sherlock fans somehow found Tyler’s Instagram account. Suddenly he has over 15,000 followers, and his posts regularly accumulate thousands of comments.

Recently Tyler put up a picture (which he’s since taken down) telling his Chinese “fans” to stop bothering him, but Tyler doesn’t seem to mind the attention that much…

gammasquadcumberbatchkid3Oh, you don’t like all the attention Tyler? Sure you don’t.  

Enjoy it while you can Tyler, because your celebrity probably won’t last. Hmmmm, unless you kill the real Benedict Cumberbatch and take his place. Who’s going to solve Sherlock Holmes’ murder? Nobody! The only guy that could is dead! It’s the perfect crime! Hell, maybe I’ll kill Benedict Cumberbatch if I get a free weekend sometime.

via Buzzfeed

pics via Tyler Michell’s Instagram account

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