TV presenter Fiona Bruce is spotted on a dog walk… a week after the BBC apologised for her ‘lower-skilled’ jobs gaffe in coronavirus report
- The Question Time host was spotted reading the foreign language newspapers
- She has previously said she needs to keep fit because of her intense workload
- Bruce, 56, said she is trying to enjoy her remaining time at the BBC ‘while it lasts’
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Newsreader Fiona Bruce deals with the lead item – taking her Irish terrier Molly for a walk.
The Question Time host dressed down in trainers and sportswear for her stroll near her North London home on a well-earned day off last week.
But ever the professional, the BBC News presenter – who is fluent in French and Italian – stopped to scour the foreign language newspapers for the latest headlines.
The 56-year-old mother-of-two has previously spoken of how she needs to keep fit with jogging and squats, lunges and sit-ups because of her gruelling workload, which also includes Antiques Roadshow and Fake Or Fortune?
The newsreader was seen out walking her dog after sparking fury for describing bus drivers, care workers and security guards as ‘low-skilled’
‘I regard exercise as a necessary evil to keep the weight off,’ she said. ‘As I get older I want to stay reasonably fit and settled so that I can do the things I want to do.’
Ms Bruce, who is married to advertising executive Nigel Sharrocks, said recently that she feels grateful for her 31 years in the media.
‘At some point, the BBC will decide it doesn’t want me to carry on. There’s nothing I can do to change that. I just enjoy it while it lasts.’
Last week the BBC apologised after Ms Bruce used the term ‘lower-skilled jobs’ in a report about people most at risk from the coronavirus.
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