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Benedict Cumberbatch To Cameo In EastEnders?

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Wowzer, EastEnders’ executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins may have bowed out of the BBC soap last Friday but he saved one heck of a clanger for the very end, admitting that he toyed with the idea of bringing actual Benedict Cumberbatch into Walford.

How bloomin’ amazing would that have been?

And it wasn’t even as far-fetched as it sounded with the Oscar-nominated actor previously expressing an interest in appearing in the show and having ties to the BBC due to his work with Sherlock.

Unfortunately Dominic ended up deciding that a cameo from a Hollywood A-lister would be way too flashy, telling Radio Times: “I thought about the idea of some stunt casting.

"Ben Cumberbatch has said that he seriously wanted to do ‘EastEnders’ if he had the time. So I toyed with him for a while.

"But it would have been too unreal and flashy. I’ve got to think about the show going on.”

A wise choice we reckon; as much as we’d love to see Benedict in Albert Square he’d definitely look a bit out of place next to the likes of Phil Mitchell and Shirley Carter.

Dominic has been widely-praised for his work on EastEnders following his departure, with the 38-year-old being the one who brought in the much-loved Carter family, lead by the incredible Danny Dyer.

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