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Oh, Just Benedict Cumberbatch Accepting An Award On TV In Swimming Shorts

This ladies and gentlemen is how you accept a Best TV Detective award. Cue internet meltdown.

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So this happened at London's National TV Awards tonight. Yep, just Benedict Cumberbatch on live TV wearing shorts.

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Jack Bauer was there to announce Benedict had won Best TV Detective at the show.

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And while he may have been out of the country, he gave the best speech possible from sunny LA.

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Let's just see him in shorts one last time, shall we.

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It of course immediately sent the internet into meltdown.

Cause of death: Benedict Cumberbatch in swimming shorts.

#MORIARTYLIVES@PondsAreCool

Cause of death: Benedict Cumberbatch in swimming shorts.

08:58 PM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

OMFG Twitter is freaking out about #BenedictCumberbatch winning the @OfficialNTAs award!! AND HE WAS WEARING SHORTS W/A SUIT JACKET <3<3<3<3

Elizabeth Ann (W)@bat_blogger_481

OMFG Twitter is freaking out about #BenedictCumberbatch winning the @OfficialNTAs award!! AND HE WAS WEARING SHORTS W/A SUIT JACKET <3<3<3<3

09:39 PM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

CONGRATS TO BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH #NTAs ROCKING THOSE SWIM SHORTS &#x263A;&#xFE0F;

Zoë 101@z0ebarr3tt

CONGRATS TO BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH #NTAs ROCKING THOSE SWIM SHORTS ☺️😍

08:56 PM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tumblr is just those shorts now. It&#39;s all so beautiful. #BenedictCumberbatch

eenumbers@eenumbers

Tumblr is just those shorts now. It's all so beautiful. #BenedictCumberbatch

09:40 PM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

only benedict cumberbatch would wear bloody swim shorts to the ntas hahaha im laughing so much im a bit hysterical

moriarty@futuresaiIors

only benedict cumberbatch would wear bloody swim shorts to the ntas hahaha im laughing so much im a bit hysterical

08:54 PM - 22 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

You rule Benedict, you rule.

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Watch the speech in full.

View this video on YouTube

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