Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife not amused by Rebel Wilson’s humour after risqué BAFTA joke

Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife not amused by Rebel Wilson’s humour after the comedian left her husband red-faced during risqué BAFTA joke

She was branded the worst BAFTA host in history after a series of toe-curling gags during the ceremony back in March. 

And it turns out Rebel Wilson’s humour was not appreciated by her fellow celebrities including Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife Sophie Hunter. 

The comedian, 42, performed an elaborate joke about her supposed ‘crush’ on BAFTA nominee Benedict, as she wheeled out a large cake shaped like his face. 

Oops: Rebel Wilson’s humour at the BAFTA’s was not appreciated by her fellow celebrities including Benedict Cumberbatch’s wife Sophie Hunter (Rebel pictured at the awards)

Speaking to the audience during the event Rebel unveiled a bizarre cake of Benedict’s face, which she sliced and handed out as the Sherlock Holmes star looked perplexed.

She said: ‘Guys this is just a cake of Benedict Cumberbatch because, I like, really love him and that was supposed to be for me, for later, for reasons we won’t go into.’  

‘Does anyone have a lighter? No? Ok? I just then thought that someone could blow Benedict… out!’

Not amused: The comedian performed an elaborate joke about her supposed 'crush' on BAFTA nominee Benedict, as she wheeled out a large cake shaped like his face (Benedict and Sophie pictured at the 2022 BAFTA's)

Not amused: The comedian performed an elaborate joke about her supposed ‘crush’ on BAFTA nominee Benedict, as she wheeled out a large cake shaped like his face (Benedict and Sophie pictured at the 2022 BAFTA’s) 

Rebel then invited hungry members of the audience to come up for ‘a cheekbone’ and went on to award Benedict with ‘Best Actor In The Room Who Has Just Reminded Me He Is Married’ as he sat next to his wife Sophie. 

The comedian said that Sophie did come up to her after the show, but not for cake, adding that Sophie said: ‘”You know he’s married, right?” or whatever. And some people thought maybe I was trying to steal him or something.’

She continued: ‘And I go: “Look, I’m not! If you knew my personal life, you’d know I’m not trying to.'”

Disaster: Speaking to the audience during the event Rebel unveiled a bizarre cake of Benedict's face, which she sliced and handed out as the star looked perplexed

Disaster: Speaking to the audience during the event Rebel unveiled a bizarre cake of Benedict’s face, which she sliced and handed out as the star looked perplexed

Distain: The comedian said that Sophie did come up to her after the show, adding that Sophie said: '"You know he's married, right?" or whatever'

Distain: The comedian said that Sophie did come up to her after the show, adding that Sophie said: ‘”You know he’s married, right?” or whatever’

Rebel explained that when speaking at events like the BAFTA’s, she often teases the ‘very successful and good-looking’ stars in the audience, adding: ‘I feel like they could have taken it.’

In June this year, Wilson shared that she is dating sportswear executive Ramona Agruma.

She wrote on Instagram: ‘I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince . . . but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess.’

The BBC later issued an apology over Rebel’s ‘offensive’ BAFTA jokes which sparked a flurry of complaints from viewers.

Taken: In June this year, Wilson shared that she is dating sportswear executive Ramona Agruma (pictured together this month)

Taken: In June this year, Wilson shared that she is dating sportswear executive Ramona Agruma (pictured together this month)

The Australian actress raised eyebrows with her outlandish comments and X-rated gags – some of which was cut from broadcast.

The broadcaster issued a statement remarking that ‘It’s never our intention to offend viewers’ after fans complained about Rebel’s jokes, with her quips taking aim at the likes of Harry and Meghan, Daniel Craig and Benedict. 

A statement on the BBC complaints website read: ‘Comedy is one of the most subjective areas of programming and views will always differ on what’s acceptable, and what’s appropriate at different times of the day. 

‘It’s never our intention to offend viewers and we always think very carefully about what we broadcast to ensure that it isn’t outside of the expectations of the majority of the audience.

‘We acknowledge that not everyone will agree with the decisions we take but this is something we do take seriously.’

Drama: The BBC later issued an apology over Rebel 's 'offensive' BAFTA jokes which sparked a flurry of complaints from viewers (pictured in September 2022)

Drama: The BBC later issued an apology over Rebel ‘s ‘offensive’ BAFTA jokes which sparked a flurry of complaints from viewers (pictured in September 2022)