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75-year-old BBC presenter gets a scorpion tattoo

However, he said he wasn’t tempted to ‘do a Cheryl Cole’ and get a large rose tattoo on his bum.

David Dimbleby getting his tattoo done on the show Britain and the Sea.
David Dimbleby getting his tattoo done on the show Britain and the Sea.
Image: BBC

DAVID DIMBLEBY LOOKS like a sharp-suited  75-year-old, but on his right shoulder the journalist has something a little different to his BBC peers.

The septuagenarian was so taken by the idea of tattoos while doing some recent filming that he went and got a scorpion permanently inked on his shoulder.

The BBC reports that Dimbleby told the Radio Times that while making the maritime series Britain and the Sea, he had a black pencil mark drawn on him.

He decided that it was ‘wimpish’ to just have it drawn on, and that he “needed to man up” – so went under the tattooist’s needle.

However, he drew the line at doing a Cheryl Cole and getting his bum tattooed.

Britain and the Sea will be shown on BBC One on Sunday.

Read: Dublin woman celebrates her 80th birthday by getting a tattoo… of sweet peas>

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