Benedict Cumberbatch’s terribly British attempt to describe “booty”

The Imitation Game star was playing Three Word Stories with US chat show host Jimmy Fallon last night

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Reason no. 536,788 why Benedict Cumberbatch is adorable: this attempt to describe the word “booty” on an American chat show.

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The Imitation Game actor appeared on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon last night where he played the presenter’s new Three Word Stories game: each of them took it in turns to tell a story in three words. The catch? Each had to get the other to utter a mystery term, and Cumberbatch’s was – you guessed it – “booty”.

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It proved to be something of a challenge with the Sherlock star stammering and stuttering his way through his explanations – his efforts included “A beautiful, big…” and “You’ve gotta shake…” – as Fallon sat next to him in fits of giggles. Take a look below…