Sher­lock star picks tricky pen­guin job

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SHER­LOCK ac­tor Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch has landed a voiceover role in up­com­ing film The Pen­guins of Mada­gas­car, but he’s got one BIG prob­lem... he can’t say the word PEN­GUIN!

The plummy-voiced th­es­pian suf­fers from a vo­cal im­ped­i­ment which makes pro­nounc­ing the name of the flight­less bird dif­fi­cult.

While nar­rat­ing a BBC doc­u­men­tary about the South Pa­cific, the ac­tor ( above) quite clearly stum­bles over the word sev­eral times, pro­nounc­ing it at least FOUR dif­fer­ent ways.

He refers to them as, “Peng­wengs”, “Pang­wangs” and then “Penglings”.

This comes after it emerged fans of the 38-year-old in China were un­able to pro­nounce his sur­name – so the press are now re­fer­ring to him as ‘Curly Holmes’.

Un­for­tu­nately, they can’t say Holmes ei­ther, so his name is pro­nounced ‘Curly Holl-mez’ in­stead.

THE first man to uri­nate on the moon was Buzz Aldrin,

shortly after step­ping onto the lu­nar sur­face in

1969.

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