Fiona Bruce says Alan Sugar shouted at her in ‘toughest interview’ of her career

Presenter Fiona Bruce, 58, recalls how Lord Alan Sugar, 75, ‘really lost his cool’ after she sat down for an interview

Fiona Bruce says Alan Sugar shouted at her in'toughest interview' of her career
Fiona Bruce says Alan Sugar shouted at her in ‘toughest interview’ of her career

Fiona Bruce has revealed how Alan Sugar screams and swears at her in her “toughest” interview ever.

The news presenter, 58, recalls a time when she did an hour-long profile on Apprentice Star, 75, which was filmed over five days many years ago.

In an interview women & homeFiona spoke of the moment when Lord Alan “really lost his cool”, describing it as her most difficult interview to date.

“We boarded Sir Alan’s plane and it wasn’t long before he said he wouldn’t hire a woman without asking if she was pregnant. Obviously, that caused a dramatic outcry. paralysis as well as discrimination,” she explained.

“If you’re doing a five-day show, you save the stuff that the audience won’t like you thoroughly until the end, so I brought up the issue of pregnant women and he really lost his mind. Calm.”

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She added: “He said something like, ‘And now look what you did! Are you happy now?! “I’ve had big hair dryer treatments, but always think, ‘This is going to be a great TV!’.”

However, her producer was busy changing the bandages at the time and was unable to film any part of the conversation.

Fiona has had a long and fruitful career, with the star joining the BBC as a researcher for Panorama in 1989.

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She later became the first female broadcaster on BBC News at Ten. She also presents for BBC News at Six, Crimewatch, Real Story, Antiques Roadshow and Fake or Fortune?

Since the beginning of 2019, she has been the presenter of the BBC One Question Time television program.

In 2020, it was reported that Fiona had climbed the rankings to make it into the BBC’s 10 highest-paid presenters list.

However, her producer was busy changing her bandages at the time, so she couldn’t catch it


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Her paycheck is said to have doubled between 2019 and 2020.

While her salary – said to be an impressive £400,000 a year – would make her one of only four women in the top 10 highest-paid stars.

The Sun claims Fiona has seen her pay rise from £259,999 for her work on BBC1 between 2019/2020 – however, this only includes 10 episodes of Question Time that have been released at data calculation time.

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