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Benedict Cumberbatch has issued a statement after using the term 'coloured' on a US show during a debate about diversity.
British anti-racism educational charity 'Show Racism the Red Card' said the term 'coloured' is now outdated and has the potential to cause offence.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch made the comments in a debate on the US talk show Tavis Smiley where he was talking about the lack of diversity on British screens, saying Hollywood offered more opportunities to black actors than the UK.
Benedict Cumberbatch has said he is an "idiot" and is "devastated to have caused offence" after he described black people as "coloured" on US television.