With Paxman announcing that he's leaving Newsnight after all these years, he dropped another reminder of why we'll miss his inimitable questioning style. 

Silvio Berlusocni is a controversial man at the best of times, but there's no doubting that he's had some reportedly interesting comments about a few other world leaders reported in the media. 

Jeremy Paxman was never one to let words like 'allegedly' hold him back, so he was very up front when he met Berlusconi for an interview on the BBC last night, asking him if he really did call Merkel an "unf***able larda***". 

He's certainly got a way with words, anyway