Whether it's Question Time, Antiques Roadshow or the BBC News at Ten, Fiona Bruce has been a familiar face on the BBC for many years now, but just how much is she worth? Find out everything you need to know about the presenter from her net worth, family life and career here...
Fiona Bruce's net worth
Fiona Bruce is estimated to be worth an impressive £3 million. She was named one of the BBC's top 10 of the highest-paid stars of 2020 when the corporation published its annual list of top earners back in September.
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She is the second highest-paid woman at the BBC, and the sixth highest earner overall behind Gary Linekar, Zoe Ball, Graham Norton, Steve Wright and Huw Edwards.
According to the report, the presenter took home between £450,000 – £454,999 for her work on BBC News and Question Time last year, which is almost £200,000 more than her 2019 salary.
Fiona has been at the BBC for over 30 years
However, Fiona's real total earnings from her BBC work is estimated to be much higher as that number doesn't include Fiona's salary for fronting Antiques Roadshow. The popular BBC series is produced by the corporation's commercial arm BBC Studios and so isn't included in Fiona's official BBC salary.
Fiona Bruce's career
Fiona started her career working as a researcher on Panorama and quickly worked her way up to become the assistant producer of the show. She first appeared in front of cameras in the early '90s when she began reporting on Breakfast News. In 1999 she moved to the BBC Six O'Clock News and a few years later she became the first female newsreader on the BBC News at Ten.
Since 2011, she has also hosted the Fake or Fortune? and she wrote and presented The Queen's Palace, a BBC documentary about the Queen's residences. More recently, in 2019 she replaced David Dimbleby on the BBC's debate programme Question Time.
Fiona Bruce's family
As well as her busy working schedule, the TV presenter is happily married to her husband Nigel Sharrocks, who she tied the knot with in 1994.
The pair share two children, 22-year-old Sam and Mia Rose, 19. The presenter tends to keep her personal life out of the spotlight, but back in 2017, she did reveal that she still employs a nanny to help take care of her children.
Fiona has been married to husband Nigel since 1994
"I know it must sound absurd but we have a nanny," the 56-year-old BBC newsreader told the Mail at the time. "Clare has been with us for 19 years. Obviously, we don't need a nanny any more, but she's part of our family."
In an interview with the Telegraph in 2015, Fiona admitted that Antiques Roadshow meant leaving Sam and Mia Rose with their dad while she worked, explaining: "Antiques Roadshow was the first job I had taken since my children were born that took me away from them consistently over a period of time. That was a big adjustment for all of us."
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