Stephen Fry came face to face (quite literally) with the tattoo version of himself on The One Show as he met a lady who’d had the QI star inked on her belly.
Safe to say, he handled the bizarre situation pretty well.
Rebecca Vincent had previously shared a snap of the tattoo with the 61-year-old on Twitter, but the pair had yet to meet. Until now.
Surprising the star on air, host Joe Lycett revealed that Rebecca, who Stephen nicknamed the ‘inked princess’, was in the audience.
Showing off the ink, Rebecca described Stephen as a ‘living legend’.
‘I know I have to devote the rest of my life to making sure I never do or say anything to upset her,’ Stephen laughed.
No pressure, then.
Taking to Twitter earlier this week, Rebecca shared an image of the exquisite artwork and pleaded with her followers to get the shot all the way to the top.
‘Can someone let @stephenfry know I’ve had him tattooed on me for about 5 years. Thank you,’ she wrote.
As luck would have it, the man himself stumbled across the post.
Despite throwing a double entendre in there with the use of clam (a reference to a woman’s you-know-what, but also, literally, the tattoo was next to a clam), we’ve got to be pretty chuffed with his answer.
‘Oh my, Rebecca. And right by your clam … heaven bless us all,’ Stephen wrote on Twitter today. ‘I am greatly honoured. ‘Important I dedicate the rest of my life to not doing or saying anything so dreadful that you have to remove me … xx.’
It comes after Stephen previously revealed his dreams of becoming a member of the clergy…until he realised he didn’t believe in God.
That’s sure to put a spanner in the works.
In an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, Stephen said he thought about becoming joining the clergy when he was a teenager because he loves the music and the architecture of churches.
‘I fancied the clothes and I knew I could deliver a fantastic sermon and I even went to talk to a Bishop about it,’ he revealed.
‘We decided I would make a wonderful priest if it wasn’t for the one small problem that I didn’t believe in God!’
Aside from that small issue, we reckon he hasn’t done too badly.