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Fiona Bruce reveals she has a 5in metal screw in her foot after trampoline accident

Fiona Bruce
(Image credit: BBC/Jeff Overs)

Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce reveals she dislocated her heel and broke her leg in a trampolining accident earlier this year

Fiona Bruce has described the way she heard her bone break in the trampolining accident that led to her presenting the news in her trainers.

The journalist and Antiques Roadshow presenter caused a stir in May when she was spotted wearing a pair of white sports shoes to read the news.

Fiona told the Radio Times her footwear was chosen because she had broken her foot trampolining with her daughter Mia.

Fiona Bruce

Fiona Bruce (Andrew Matthews/PA)


She said: “I was about 10ft up, then I landed and smashed my heel and dislocated the bone above it.

“I actually heard it.

“I was meant to go skiing three weeks later, so I was hoping I hadn’t broken it.

“But it was very painful and it swelled up to the size of my thigh… so I realised I needed help.”

Fiona Bruce on Antiques Roadshow

Fiona Bruce (BBC/Jeff Overs)


The newsreader underwent emergency surgery and now has a 5in metal screw and a metal bracket in her foot.

She said: “I was in a cast for nine weeks and an air boot for six.

“My surgeon said it will take a year to fully recover and it will never be the same.”

However, the 52-year-old said she is now back to normal footwear and has even started running again, although 'at a snail’s pace!'

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