Back in his 1960s heyday, he was idolised as the ultimate hellraising rock and roll rebel.
But Sir Mick Jagger’s anti-establishment credentials have been dealt something of a blow after the singer confessed he enjoyed meetings with the late Margaret Thatcher.
His admission that he relies on ballet to help him stay in shape might not do too much for his wild image either.
In a frank interview with Q Magazine, the 69-year-old appears to have revealed that he is a closet Conservative after decades of refusing to publicly disclose his political allegiances.
The Rolling Stones frontman, who was knighted in 2002, admitted having at least two one-to-one meetings with Lady Thatcher in the 1980s, and also revealed he was left stunned by the negative reaction to the former prime minister’s death this year.
The singer has also admitted being impressed by the Tory leader because she ‘didn’t change for anyone’.
He said: ‘I was slightly surprised by all the people that were still so anti her and had all this residual resentment.
'In the 80s or early 90s I met her a couple of times. I don’t want to talk about what we talked about, especially now that everybody else is blabbing about her.
‘But I reminded her that her first attempt at entering parliament was in Dartford, where I grew up.
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