Jeremy Paxman pays tribute to David Dimbleby tattoo in Newsnight sign-off

After the 75-year-old Question Time presenter revealed he'd had a scorpion inked onto his shoulder for his new series, Paxman followed suit - sort of

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On Monday it was revealed that Question Time presenter David Dimbleby had got his first tattoo, aged 75, and Twitter had a mini-meltdown. What would be next? Jon Snow boasting a set of grills? Hugh Edwards with a tongue piercing? Susanna Reid flashing her pins? (Oh, wait…) 

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As it turned out, it was Jeremy Paxman who got there first, using some new body ink of his own to bid viewers “Good Nite” in the style of the classic Love/Hate tattoos… 

The stunt is the latest in a recent series of wacky sign-offs for the BBC2 current affairs programme, which have included an Emily Maitlis interview with Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster and a Halloween performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, with dancing zombies surrounding a deadpan Kirsty Wark.


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