Fiona Bruce is a mainstay on our TV screens, the BBC News at Ten anchor also presents prime time shows Question Time and Antiques Roadshow
The broadcaster has enjoyed an impressive career and is still enjoying success as one of the BBCs top female presenters who has moved beyond her news role.
Bruce has bucked the trend in many ways she is also one of the BBC’s highest paid stars, which was revealed when the corporation published its annual list of top earners back in September.
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Fiona Bruce is one of the highest paid stars on the BBC
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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.
She is also estimated to be worth an impressive £3 million.
The TV star, 56, began her career as a researcher on Panorama before working her way up to assistant producer of the show.
She first began reporting on Breakfast News in the early ’90s before moving onto the BBC Six O’Clock News in 1999. A few years later she became the first female newsreader on the BBC News at Ten.
She was also the first female newsreader on BBC News at Ten
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Away from the cameras she is happily married to her husband Nigel Sharrocks, who she tied the knot with in 1994 and with whom she shares two children Sam, 22, and Mia Rose, 19.
While the presenter tends to keep her personal life out of the spotlight, she has previously shared the secret of juggling her busy career and home life.
In 2017, she revealed that she still employs a nanny to help take care of her children.
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Speaking to the Mail she said: “I know it must sound absurd but we have a nanny. 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 filming the Antiques Roadshow meant leaving Sam and Mia Rose with their dad while she worked: “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.”