Where’s the Secret Service when you need them?
Michelle Obama took a blow to the stomach — courtesy of Benedict Cumberbatch, no less — during a fierce dodgeball game filmed for The Late Late Show.
The sketch, which promoted host James Corden’s week of London shows, aired Monday night and saw the former FLOTUS captaining an all-women team from the U.S.
Kate Hudson, Lena Waithe, Mila Kunis, Allison Janney and Melissa McCarthy suited up in blue for Obama’s side, while Corden recruited fellow Brits Harry Styles, Cumberbatch and Samwell Tarly himself, Game of Thrones star John Bradley. Despite being American, Late Late Show bandleader Reggie Watts joined the U.K. men’s team.
The former first lady proved to be no slouch in the dodgeball department, bringing the pop star Styles to his knees.
Harry getting a ball thrown at him by Michelle Obama is everything. pic.twitter.com/AMmEyJ7h2r— Harry Styles Updates (@OfficialWithHES) June 18, 2019
But one of the three rounds played saw her being knocked out of the game by Sherlock and Doctor Strange star Cumberbatch, prompting a look of shock and horror from Kunis. No one looked more pained than the British actor.
“He can probably expect a visit from the Secret Service later,” quipped the announcer.
BENEDICT’S REACTION WHEN HE HIT MICHELLE OBAMA 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/hpdR8Ptxek— sophie 🚀 (@laufeyystrange) June 18, 2019
Benedict Cumberbatch hit Michelle Obama so hard, and for what... I can’t stop laughing at the force of that dodgeball!! pic.twitter.com/sY25pcZxkB— ATZ RPM SZN 🌊⚡️ (@Dee_Pengs2) June 18, 2019
also benedict cumberbatch hitting michelle obama and immediately regretting it pic.twitter.com/YA670rgprg— jam (@jamvlcrls) June 18, 2019
But all’s well that ends well. Obama’s team won two rounds, making them the ultimate victors, while Cumberbatch scored an autographed copy of her memoir, Becoming.
Read more on Yahoo Entertainment:
Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle’s newsletter.