Benedict Cumberbatch fans can drool over a life-sized chocolate version of the Sherlock star created by British chocolatiers to celebrate the launch of U.K. television channel Drama.

It took a crew of eight people more than 250 hours to create the six foot tall sculpture out of 40 kilograms of chocolate.

The team was commissioned to make the giant Cumberbatch confection after the Sherlock star was voted the "dishiest TV drama actor" in a British poll, the broadcaster said, beating out Broadchurch's David Tennant, and Homeland's Damien Lewis.

"The striking thing about Benedict is that he's got quite a thin face but he has got quite a large head," said chocolate sculptor Tim Simpson in a video on the making of the creation.

"So, trying to get that look right is quite tricky."

Unlike the real Cumberbatch, the "Chocobatch", as he is affectionately called by his sculptors, is hollow.

British fans will be able to get an up-close look at the candy man when he goes on display in Stratford, London on Friday.

Chocobatch

It took a crew of eight people more than 250 hours to create the six foot tall sculpture of actor Benedict Cumberbatch out of 40 kilograms of chocolate. (Matt Alexander/PA Wire)