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Tom Hiddleston avoids Taylor Swift talk with Benedict Cumberbatch

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Tom Hiddleston avoids Taylor Swift talk with Benedict Cumberbatch

Tom Hiddleston avoided talking about Taylor Swift when quizzed by his friend Benedict Cumberbatch for Interview magazine.

The 'Thor: Ragnarok' star took part in a Q&A with his good pal Benedict for the publication and although he discussed everything from his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to his work with UNICEF to his exercise routine, the 'Sherlock' actor let Tom off the hook when it came to discussing his ex-girlfriend.

Benedict - who is married to theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter with whom he has a son, Christopher - assured Tom that he would not interrogate him about Taylor, who he split from in September.

Benedict, 40, said: "There's another weight of us being in the public eye, which is this presumption that, because your work and your promotion work is very public, your private life should be, too. And, without getting into a huge debate, I just want to say that I'm not going to ask questions about my friend's personal life just because there are unsolicited photographs of him and a certain someone, in a relationship or together. I'm not going to get into that. So that door is closed, dear reader."

Prompting Tom, 35, to reply "Thank you."

Benedict then added: "You're welcome. I know you'd do the same for me."

Since the end of their three-month romance, Tom has spoken about the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker only to insist they are on good terms despite the break-up.