Benedict Cumberbatch can’t say “penguins”

What a relief he doesn't have to deal with penguin-related content in his professional life. Oh, wait...

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Benedict Cumberbatch is a man of many talents – but it appears they don’t extend to the pronunciation of a particular word.

One eagle-eared fan noticed that the Sherlock star struggled to get his resonant voice around the word “penguins” in a  voiceover for a 2009 BBC nature documentary. The results, above, are sort of adorable.

It’s lucky that Benedict doesn’t have to deal with penguin-related content in his professional life very often – well, except in promoting his latest film, the unfortunately titled Penguins of Madagascar.

The vocal coaches must have had their work cut out for them on that one…

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Penguins of Madagascar is released in the UK on 5 December