Listen up, Sherlockians!
Benedict Cumberbatch spoke to The Independent about how he deals with the "obsessive" Sherlock fans, some of whom were waiting outside the hotel where the interview was taking place:
"They don't teach you how to deal with that. I had a friend who once squeezed her rabbit too much until it started to squeal and she thought it was kind of going, 'I love you', when it was really saying, of course, 'You are the reason I'm dying'.
But what I love about the show is that there are lots of people who weren't outside the hotel today equally excited to see it and are just waiting for it as a quality piece of television."
He also mentioned the fan fiction that floats around on the internet, showing Watson and Holmes as gay lovers:
"The problem, of course, is he [Sherlock] uses social media and it gives a platform for this fan fiction, which is really creative but it's not really what we're doing… It's part of the love people have for the show, even if a few of them are quite fanatical about it."
A special mini-episode of Sherlock, "Many Happy Returns," will debut on Christmas day via BBC's Interactive Red Button service, before the return of London's most famous detective on january 1st at 9pm on BBC One.