Dame Judi Dench told a paramedic to ''f**k off'' after he asked if she had a carer.

The 83-year-old actress needed medical attention after a hornet stung her but was furious when the young paramedic assumed she needed the assistance of a carer.

Speaking on BBC2's 'Nothing Like A Dame', alongside fellow actors Dame Joan Plowright, 88, Dame Maggie Smith, 83, and Dame Eileen Atkins, 83, Judi said: ''A paramedic walked into the room who was about 17 and said 'What's our name?' So I said 'Judi, and he said 'Have we got a carer?'

''And I'm afraid I completely blew my top. I said 'You f**k off!

''I've just done eight weeks of 'The Winter's Tale' at the Garrick Theatre.' I was so angry.''

Maggie also revealed Judi was not impressed when actress Miriam Margolyes asked her if she had arranged her funeral yet.

Speaking to Judi, Maggie said: ''I don't like it when people ask if you've sorted your funeral. Do you remember Miriam Margolyes asked you that? Cause she'd sorted it out. Then she said, 'Have you, Jude?' and you said 'No I have not.' and she said 'Why?' 'Cause I'm not going to die.'''

Meanwhile, Judi revealed last year that she has no plans to marry again, as she believes she is too old.

The star's husband Michael Williams passed away in 2001 and while she is madly in love with her ''chap'' David Mills, she won't tie the knot a second time.

She said: ''He is not going to propose. No, no, no, no, no. Let's just pull ourselves together and be our age!''

And although she hates when people refer to David as her ''partner'', Judi couldn't be happier with her man.

She said: ''I don't know what the word is because I don't like the word 'partner'. Partner is something to do with dancing. Partner - horrible word. Friend? No. Boyfriend? No. Chap? Will chap do?

''One hot night during the summer, we swam and then had a glass of champagne in the garden and I said, 'This is so fantastic'. But perhaps if I was a romantic I'd have been cool and calm about it. I get a bit over-excited about things.''