With the 2012 Olympics captivating viewers across the globe, from its current home in London, the RadioTimes spoke to various UK celebrities, including Doctor Who’s own Eleventh Doctor – Matt Smith – and Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the eponymously-named consulting detective.
So what info did the RT reporters garner? What will Cumberbatch and Smith be watching at this year’s Olympic Games?
Watching ATHLETICS: “I love to see the 400m – that used to be my event. But I’ll watch anything. My favourite Olympic memory is Linford Christie when he was doing well. I loved his intensity. But I’d watch Michael Johnson any day of the week just because he was so electrifying.”
Watching EQUESTRIAN: “I’ll be watching quite a few things. The sort of short distance track events are always exciting and I’d quite like to watch the horse competitions, because I learnt how to ride a horse for the film War Horse and now I’m a little bit obsessed with all things horsey. Oh and crazy stuff like pole vaulting.”
Read what more UK celebs are watching at the 2012 Olympics – including Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Julie Walter, Matt Baker and more – on the RadioTimes website.