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SPOTLIGHT ON... Fiona Bruce.

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Best known for: Presenting news bulletins and Antiques Roadshow. Early life: Fiona Elizabeth Bruce was born in Singapore on April 25, 1964. She attended various schools in Europe before settling in London, where she went to Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College in New Cross. During this period, she modelled for Jackie magazine. Following her A-levels, she studied French and Italian at Hertford College, Oxford. She sang in a number of rock bands and during a year in Paris, she fronted a group called Chez Nous. After graduating, Bruce worked as a management consultant and in advertising before embarking on a career in journalism.

SPOTLIGHT Career: She began working as a researcher and assistant producer for Panorama in 1989. Three years later, Bruce became a reporter for BBC Breakfast News, before joining BBC South East, where she presented daily news bulletins and regional current affairs programmes. By 1994, Bruce was a reporter for BBC Two's Public Eye and began appearing on the Six O'Clock and Breakfast News. She was chosen to succeed the late Jill Dando on Crimewatch UK in 2000. She is also one of the two main presenters on the BBC's 10 O'Clock News and hosted the prime-time current affairs magazine Real Story. Bruce has also appeared on Call My Bluff, Just the Two of Us, and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? She is the face of the Antiques Roadshow.

Trivia: She once had blue hair during her university days. Quote: "I do feel like I have it all, but how long that will last, heaven only knows. TV is a very transient business."

Tonight: Antiques Roadshow Detectives, BBC Two, 6.30pm.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 4, 2015
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