Tyler Michell, Benedict Cumberbatch Lookalike: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:4:24 pm EDT, February 17, 2014| Updated:11:40 am EDT, February 18, 2014|
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Tyler Michell, an English teenager, is gaining Instagram followers because of his uncanny resemblance to Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch.

1. He is From Norwich, Norfolk, UK

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Tyler is from Norwich, located near England's East Coast.

According to his Instagram profile, he is "16, single" and "straight." The latter apparently in reference to his Snapchat user handle, which he also shares as "tylermichell98."

2. He Got Attention by Posting Hashtagged Selfies



Tyler first noticed his resemblance to Benedict Cumberbatch and began posting selfies on Instagram with hash tags attributed the Sherlock star, including: #sherlock #holmes #bbc.

Chinese fans of the show soon began to follow him and make him a viral Internet star. As of now, Tyler has 12.1k followers.

3. He is Recently Sober



Tyler posted this last month. Apparently he has been struggling with substance abuse issues in the past.

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4. He Posts a Selfie Everyday

The young Tyler, keen on harnessing his fifteen seconds of fame, shares a selfie a day to his fans.

5. No Word From Benedict Cumberbatch



The real Benedict Cumberbatch has given no statement about his young doppelganger.

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