We have been inundated with celebrities undertaking the ALS Icebucket Challenge, however this afternoon we got the one many of us here at 4YE have been waiting for. That’s right, Benedict Cumberbatch has stepped up and taken on the challenge. Cumberbatch was challenged by a number of people including another 4YE favourite Tom Hiddleston.
Good old Benedict didn’t just take one for the team he took four!!!! That’s right, he got four blasts of the ice bucket including on a motorbike, in a rather fetching suit whilst apparently on the phone to Mr Hiddleston himself, and whilst naked in the shower! Yes, you did read that right, naked in the shower. Cumberbatch is an ambassador for the UK charity Motor Neurone Disease Association, so took the time to remind us all why he was taking the challenge before getting his first drenching.
He paid it forward by nominating Harvey Weinstein, pop legend Kylie Minogue and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. I have to say it is one of the most hardcore drenching I have seen during the challenge, and that is saying something.
So without further ado, check out Benedict Cumberbatch’s video below. Remember, that whilst getting to see our favourite celebrities dripping wet is brilliant fun, it is all in aid of raising awareness of a debilitating, terminal condition, so please if you can donate to www.alsa.org in the US or if you are in the UK you can donate at www.justgiving.co.uk/mndassoc