Sherlock: Benedict Cumberbatch says he wont ever join Twitter as he has “verbal Diarrhoea”!

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

With the entire celebrity world seemingly addicted to posting their every other move on one social networking site or another, there is one who never has, and according to him, never will – Benedict Cumberbatch!

The Sherlock star, who is notoriously old fashioned in his looks and style, has revealed to heat magazine how he will not be joining the masses of celebrities laying their lives out like an open book (140 characters at a time), as he has verbal diarrhoea!

Discussing Twitter with the publication, the Star Trek: Into Darkness star, explained why he wouldn’t be tweeting anytime soon:

“I do think I would suffer from verbal diarrhoea. The four-line phrase is not one of my tools of choice!”

On a more serious note the star admitted that he simply does not have the time to maintain the site, which is easy to understand with the abundance of film and TV roles cascading through his inbox daily:

He explained:

“I just think it would take up too much of my time. I’d be too worried about getting it right and I certainly wouldn’t want to farm it out for someone else to write.

“It’s a great tool for making people aware of causes, or giving people access to things that might be a treat.”


We think his reluctance may have something to do with the recent privacy scare the star endured when one of his neighbours began tweeting his every move via the site earlier this year.

We reported back in March how Cumberbatch had found himself at the centre of his own little mystery when a neighbour decided to stalk him via Twitter.

Cumberbatch, who plays the title role in the epic and popular BBC detective series, Sherlock, was astonished to discover that his every move inside his very own house was being reported by an unknown person via the networking site.

The user wrote messages including: “Cumberbatch has his Sherlock hair back.”

And then, when asked if she was using binoculars, she wrote: “No need.”

Speaking to the Telegraph newspaper, Cumberbatch revealed his feelings on the incident which he described as “strange”, explaining:

“It was such a strange and a direct thing to see these tweets saying what I was doing as I was doing them,

“I found it really worrying, and, yes, of course, very hard to deal with”

Watch an interview with Cumberbatch in the clip below: