Benedict is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car

Benedict Cumberbatch will show his prowess behind the wheel in an appearance on Top Gear this weekend.

The actor takes part in the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car challenge, driving a lap of the motoring show’s famous track in a Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Tech Line.

Benedict, 36, will try to impress The Stig and beat the best lap time on the leaderboard, which is currently topped by AC/DC star Brian Johnson.

He’ll also sit down for a natter with presenter Jeremy Clarkson.

Fans expecting spoilers from the upcoming third series of Sherlock might be left disappointed though – it was revealed this week that the cast have been banned from giving any secrets away.

Will Benedict use Sherlock-like logic to crack the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car challenge?

Find out when the show is screened on BBC Two at 8pm on 14 July.

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Anna Francis