12/11/2013 23:35 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 23:56 GMT

Jeremy Paxman Shows Off His 'Tattoos' On Newsnight (VIDEO)

In yet another bizarre yet welcome dénouement to Newsnight, Jeremy Paxman, once the most feared political interviewer in the land (before Andrew Neil established himself as a permanent presence on British TV), ended the show by displaying a set of (fake) tattoos across both hands.

Why? Just a visual jibe at his BBC colleague David Dimbleby, who made headlines this week for having a scorpion inked on his shoulder at the age of 75.

Rumours that Dimbleby will sport a beard on Question Time by way of riposte remain unconfirmed.


Paxo's inking may not be permanent