Dame Judi Dench has kitchen-waste bin lorry named after her in Boaty McBoatface-style competition

DAME Judi Dench has had a bin lorry named after her in a Boaty McBoatface-style competition. The Oscar-winning actress said she was proud to hear Dame Foodie Dench was chosen as the name of a kitchen-waste truck.

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Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi said she was proud to hear Dame Foodie Dench was chosen as the name of a kitchen-waste truckCredit: Bracknell Forest CouncilDame Judi Dench has kitchen-waste bin lorry named after her in Boaty McBoatface-style competition

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Dame Foodie was one of the winners in a competition to name vehicles in the new council fleet in Bracknell Forest, BerkshireCredit: Bracknell Forest Council

The James Bond star, 86, joked in a video message: “I’ve been called lots of names and I’ve played lots of people. But I’ve never been called Dame Foodie Dench.

“And I’m very proud to be so. On the front of the food waste collection lorry. Thank you.”

Dame Foodie was one of the winners in a competition to name vehicles in the new council fleet in Bracknell Forest, Berkshire. Other -lorries have been named Binderella, Truck Norris, Hank Marvin and The Food Dude.

Dame Judi Dench has kitchen-waste bin lorry named after her in Boaty McBoatface-style competition

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Dame Foodie Dench on the bin lorryCredit: Bracknell Forest Council
Dame Judi Dench has kitchen-waste bin lorry named after her in Boaty McBoatface-style competition

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Scots mum found dead at home on same day sister-in-law, 43, dies from Covid The council said it contacted Dame Judi to let her know about the honour, adding: “We were so excited and grateful to receive a reply.” The competition has echoes of a 2016 vote when the joke name Boaty McBoatface was chosen for a polar exploration ship — but it was renamed RSS Sir David Attenborough.

Oscar-winner Kate Winslet had a lorry named Kate Binslet after her in her nearby home town of Reading.

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