Joan Bakewell: "As you get older you"re not in the looks business any more – you look good for your own self-esteem"

'As you get older you're not in the looks business any more – you look good for your own self-esteem': Under the microscope with Joan Bakewell The broadcaster and novelist, 78, on plastic surgery, being weight-conscious and why her life was turned upside down last year 'I've been doing Pilates for 20 years – it helps your posture,' said Joan Bakewell ARE YOU HEALTH CONSCIOUS Yes, I’m cautious.