Has Mary Berry got plans to get a tattoo like her idol Dame Judi Dench?


Mary Berry might be the coolest octogenarian on television, but she said her life off screen remains pretty sedate.

The Great British Bake Off judge, 81, told Good Housekeeping magazine: "On the whole, I am very law abiding." That surely hints at a slight naughty side.

Mary Berry said she's very law abiding

She dismissed the idea of getting a tattoo like her biggest female role model, Dame Judi Dench, who got one on her wrist as an 81st birthday present.

But she does have a design idea should she change her mind.

She protested: "No, thank you! There's absolutely no chance. My husband would loathe it!

Mary said no to a later-life tattoo like Dame Judi's ( Joel Ryan/AP/PA)

"I don't like tattoos because tattoos are for ever. You might change your mind - although I could have a cupcake!"

That sounds like a woman who could be persuaded...

Read Mary Berry's full interview in the October 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping, on sale August 30.