Fiona Bruce, 55, has been a familiar face to BBC viewers since 1989, starting her three-decade-long career with the broadcaster as a researcher on Panorama. Since then, she has been one of the platform’s most recognisable news presenters and currently oversees proceedings on Question Time. However, the veteran host is now looking to the future and has revealed what will lead her to leave the network.
Not only does Fiona’s career span the realms of new and current affairs, but she has also dipped her toes into several other subject areas.
Since 2007, she has been the host of Sunday night favourite Antiques Roadshow, taking over the role from Michael Aspel, 87, after presenting the Antiques show on BBC Two since 1998.
Back in 2011, it was announced she would be co-hosting Fake or Fortune? alongside broadcaster Philip Mould, 60, and just four years later, she became the presenter of BBC Four quiz show, Hive Minds.
Now in the hot seat for Question Time and having served in varied roles over the past 31 years, the veteran journalist has admitted she always “knew” it would be bosses at the BBC who called time on her career.
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Question Time host Fiona Bruce speaks on leaving BBC: ‘I knew it would one day end for me' (Image: BBC)
Fiona Bruce has been a familiar face on the BBC for over 30 years (Image: BBC)
Speaking with Radio Times, the broadcaster said: “At some point, the BBC will decide it doesn’t want me to carry on [reading the news] and that is their decision.
“But if I have the choice to do it at the moment, I will. When I got my job, other people were losing theirs, Martin Lewis being one.