Bruce blasts ‘mysogynistic’ social media
NEWSREADER Fiona Bruce has hit out at the "large number of men" making misogynistic comments online and revealed that she enjoys a cocktail before presenting the BBC's 10 o'clock news.
The Antiques Roadshow presenter (50) shuns social media because of the vitriolic abuse that she has seen on fellow female celebrities.
She told Radio Times magazine: "I'm astonished at the freedom with which a depressingly large number of men feel they can just say what they want and write the most hideously misogynistic stuff about women."
The mother-of-two added: "I look at my daughter and think, 'God, I didn't think this was coming your way.' I really didn't.
"The misogyny on the internet is a whole area that you and I would never have thought was coming."
Fans of the famously poised newsreader might be surprised to find her admit that she enjoys a drink at a bar before presenting BBC News At Ten.
Bruce said that she loves working from the BBC's new headquarters in central London "because if I'm doing the six o'clock and 10 o'clock bulletins, I can slip out in-between to the Langham hotel bar across the road and have an evening cocktail."
The former Newsnight reporter also dismissed any possibility of returning to the current affairs programme to take over from Jeremy Paxman, saying: "It's not on my radar. I haven't even thought about it."