Fiona’s Time in first for women
FIONA Bruce has been confirmed as the new presenter of Question Time, saying she is “thrilled and not a little daunted”.
The newsreader and Antiques Roadshow host, 54, will become the first female host of the current affairs panel show.
Fiona will take up her role on the BBC One institution when the new series starts in January.
She landed the job, replacing veteran David Dimbleby, after candidates hosted a pilot episode of the political programme, with panellists and a live audience.
Fiona 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.
“But it is a programme I have watched for as long as I can remember and have long wanted to be part of. I can’t wait to get started.”
SHOW HOST: Bruce