Fiona Bruce: 'Ageism is a problem'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 September 2012
Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce believes ageism is a problem for women in television, and won't let her grey hair show when doing a broadcast

Fiona Bruce thinks ageism is a problem for women in TV.

The 48-year-old broadcaster - who has presented 'News At Ten', 'Crimewatch' and 'Antiques Roadshow' in the past - believes getting older can be troublesome for females who work in television, and she dyes her hair to make sure she doesn't age.

She said: "Age is definitely an issue for women in TV."

"So far, it hasn't been for me, but I know I need to make the best of myself."

"For instance, if I have a few grey hairs. I dye them. I don't let my grey hair show when I'm reading the news".

Fiona is currently fronting the second series of art-based programme 'Fake Or Fortune' but says she expects the availability of work to decrease as she gets older.

She said: "I feel very fortunate to be offered such amazing jobs. I know it's not always going to be like this. There comes a point -- especially if you're a woman -- when your career just falls off a cliff. I'm not being self-pitying. That's just the way it is."

Fiona also revealed that she likes to relax with a good book.

She told Reader's Digest: "I'm currently reading 'Hack' by Graham Johnson, a riveting account of life inside the News of the World."

"Somebody did buy me 'Fifty Shades of Grey' recently and I put it in my bag when I was about to head off on a long train journey for the 'Antiques Roadshow'."

"Then I thought, Oh, my God! What if someone sees me reading it? I can just see the headlines: 'Fiona Bruce In Mummy-Porn Shock!'"

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