FIONA Bruce is one of TV’s most familiar celebrities, thanks to her work on shows such as BBC’s Six O’Clock News and Fake or Fortune?
Here’s everything you need to know about the Question Time host who progressed to become the first female newsreader on the BBC News at Ten.
What is Fiona Bruce’s background?
Fiona Bruce was born in Singapore in 1964 to an English mother and a Scottish father and has two older brothers.
She went to school in both the UK and in Italy before studying French and Italian at Oxford, where she briefly became a punk.
After graduating, she worked at a management consulting firm before landing a researcher job on the BBC current affairs programme Panorama.
What is Fiona Bruce’s net worth?
Fiona was named as one of the top earners at the BBC – when the corporation announced who its highest earners were.
She currently takes home £350,000 – £399,999 a year.
This is thanks to her work on the BBC news and the Antiques Roadshow.
Who is Fiona Bruce’s partner and do they have children?
Fiona married her husband Nigel Sharrocks in London in 1994 after the pair met at an advertising agency.
They split their time between London and Oxfordshire and have a son Sam, 20, and a 16-year-old daughter called Mia.
In 2001, Fiona stunned some viewers when she returned to work on Crimewatch, just 16 days after Mia was born.
What other TV programmes has Fiona Bruce presented?
Fiona Bruce, 55, is one of TV’s most familiar celebrities, thanks to her work on shows such as BBC’s Six O’Clock News and Fake or Fortune?
Ms Bruce started her career working as a producer and reporter on both BBC Breakfast and Newsnight.
In 1999 she became the secondary presenter of the BBC Six O’Clock News.
She was the first female to anchor the BBC News at Ten and has fronted countless historical documentaries, including one about Queen Victoria and one on the Queen’s official residences.
The journalist has also appeared on Top Gear and often takes part in the annual BBC fund-raiser Children in Need.
Fiona is currently the presenter of BBC favourite The Antiques Roadshow and co-hosts Fake or Fortune alongside Philip Mould.
She has also hosted Crimewatch, taking over from Jill Dando after her murder and is part of the BBC election team.
What is her role on Question Time?
Fiona Bruce said it was “an honour” to be confirmed as the new host of BBC One’s Question Time.
Question Time’s former host David Dimbleby presented his final show in December 2018 as Parliament went into Christmas recess.
Bruce said: “It is an honour to be asked to take on one of the great political programmes of the BBC, particularly at a time of such historic change for the UK and tumult at Westminster.
“For many years, Question Time has been presented by one of my television heroes so I am thrilled and not a little daunted to be stepping into his shoes.”
Bruce hosted her first Question Time on January 10, 2019.
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