When Question Time returns, I’ll kiss everyone in the audience, Fiona jokes.
There’s no denying that TV host Fiona Bruce has missed working in front of a live audience over the last 18 months. For the first time since the onset of the outbreak, a live Question Time audience returned this month for a special session on the Afghan issue.
Fiona, 57, was overjoyed and wanted to embrace everyone.
“When the live audience returns, I will kiss every single one of them, whether they want it or not!” she had told a magazine.
During the pandemic, questions were sent to the panel via the internet.
“There is no alternative for really having people there, seeing what they want to talk about, and assessing their reactions when politicians speak,” Fiona continued. The presence of a live audience transforms the show into an event, and it’s the part I enjoy the most.”
On the cover of Good Housekeeping in October, the mother of two, who is married to businessman Nigel Sharrocks, 65, strikes a casual figure. “Having the same nanny living with us for 20 years undoubtedly helped,” she said of combining work and raising children.
“Did I devote enough time to my kids? If you scratch any working woman’s surface, she will always think, “probably not.” But there’s never been any doubt in my mind that they take priority above everything.”
When asked if she considers herself ambitious, Fiona replied, “I got asked that a lot when I first started.” I was very fed up with it. I’ve never heard a male asked that question.”