How old is Fiona Bruce, when will she host Question Time and who’s her husband?December 7, 2018
FIONA Bruce is one of the TV’s most recognisable stars – thanks to her work on the BBC’s Six O’Clock News, Antiques Roadshow and Fake or Fortune?
Here’s the lowdown on one of the BBC’s flagship broadcasters…
Who is Fiona Bruce?
Fiona 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 researchers job on the BBC current affairs programme Panorama.
The 54-year-old later worked as a producer and reporter on both BBC Breakfast and Newsnight and in 1999 she became the secondary presenter of the BBC Six O’Clock News.
Fiona has also anchored the Ten O’Clock News, which she continues to do becoming the first woman to present the bulletin.
She has also hosted Crimewatch, taking over from Jill Dando after her murder and is also part of the BBC election team.
When will she start hosting Question Time?
Fiona Bruce has said it is “an honour” to be confirmed as the new host of BBC One’s Question Time.
Question Time’s current host David Dimbleby will leave the show later this month after 24 years.
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.”
She will start the role on 10th January.
What other TV programmes has Fiona Bruce presented?
As well as appearing on BBC News, Fiona has fronted countless historical documentaries, including one about Queen Victoria and one on the Queen’s official residences.
She has also appeared on Top Gear and often takes part in the annual BBC fund-raiser Children in Need.
Currently, Fiona is the presenter of BBC favourite The Antiques Roadshow and co-hosts Fake or Fortune alongside Philip Mould.
How much does Fiona Bruce earn?
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.
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Who is Fiona Bruce married to?
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, 19, and a 15-year-old daughter called Mia.
In 2001, Fiona stunned some when she returned to work on Crimewatch, just 16 days after Mia was born.