The National Television Awards' new "best detective" category appears to have been tailor made for Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch – although he did face stiff competition from Broadchurch's David Tennant and Olivia Colman, Luther's Idris Elba, Scott & Bailey's Suranne Jones and Law & Order UK's Bradley Walsh. Viewers therefore may not have been surprised at his win – but many were gobsmacked by the end of his acceptance speech. Cumberbatch accepted the award smartly dressed in a dinner jacket by satellite link from Los Angeles, where he said he was "working". However, he then stood up, revealing he was wearing a pair of red board shorts. Monkey wonders what Sherlock's Mrs Hudson would have made of that.
Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch: TV awards shows are just pants | Media Monkey
Star accepts prize via satellite link wearing a dinner jacket – but camera reveals he is sporting only shorts on his bottom half