‘I was MORTIFIED!’ Fiona Bruce, 58, admits she was embarrassed into exercising by her GP

'I was MORTIFIED!' Fiona Bruce, 58, admits she was embarrassed into exercising by her GP 2
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‘I was MORTIFIED!’ Fiona Bruce, 58, admits she was embarrassed into exercising by her GP after she was ‘appalled’ at her lack of activity

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Fiona Bruce has admitted she was embarrassed into exercising by her GP who left her feeling ‘mortified’ at her lack of movement.

The newsreader, 58, made the confession in line with her gorgeous cover shoot for woman&home, which sees her look graceful in a series of colourful outfits.

She explained how the doctor was ‘so appalled’ that she did ‘literally no’ physical activity, before making the overhaul with the birth of her first son Sam, 21.

Confession: Fiona Bruce has admitted she was embarrassed into exercising by her GP who left her feeling 'mortified' at her lack of movement

Confession: Fiona Bruce has admitted she was embarrassed into exercising by her GP who left her feeling ‘mortified’ at her lack of movement

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The broadcast journalist said: ‘I never did any exercise until I went to see a GP before or just after I had Sam.

‘When asked if I did any exercise, I said, “None,” and the doctor replied, “Literally none?” I said, “No.”

‘I was mortified because she was so appalled, so I decided to do something.

‘To me, exercise isn’t about living longer but it gives me energy and I don’t know what I’d be like without it.

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She explained how the doctor was 'so appalled' that she did 'literally no' physical activity, before making the overhaul with the birth of her first son Sam, 21 (pictured in 2011)

She explained how the doctor was ‘so appalled’ that she did ‘literally no’ physical activity, before making the overhaul with the birth of her first son Sam, 21 (pictured in 2011)

‘I definitely get mental benefits. If I’m feeling stressed at work or stressing that I’ve got a lot on, I find it really helpful.’

Fiona shares Sam, as as well as daughter Mia, 20, with her media mogul husband Nigel Sharrocks, 65, whom she has been married to since 1994.

Fiona previously admitted she probably did not spend enough time with her two children when they were growing up because of her high profile TV career – and said she’s grateful that they had the same nanny for 20 years.

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Looking good: The newsreader, 58, made the confession in line with her gorgeous cover shoot for woman&home, which sees her look graceful in a series of colourful outfits

Looking good: The newsreader, 58, made the confession in line with her gorgeous cover shoot for woman&home, which sees her look graceful in a series of colourful outfits

Candid: The broadcast journalist said: 'I never did any exercise until I went to see a GP before or just after I had Sam'

Candid: The broadcast journalist said: ‘I never did any exercise until I went to see a GP before or just after I had Sam’

Good read: The August issue of woman&home is on sale Thursday 30 July

Good read: The August issue of woman&home is on sale Thursday 30 July

The TV personality said having the same live-in nanny for two decades helped her balance her professional and domestic lives. 

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Appearing on the cover of October’s edition of Good Housekeeping, she was asked how she balances work and motherhood, admitting: ‘It was definitely helped by having the same nanny living with us for 20 years.

‘She left when Mia finished her GCSEs, but she’s a firm family friend.’ She added: ‘Did I spend enough time with my children?

‘I think scratch the surface of any working woman and she will always think, “Probably not.” I don’t think there’s such a thing as quality time with your children. I think it’s quantity.

‘But there’s never been any question that they take precedence over everything in my life, and always have done.’

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The August issue of woman&home is on sale Thursday 30 July.

Family: Fiona shares Sam, as as well as daughter Mia, 20, with her media mogul husband Nigel Sharrocks, 65, whom she has been married to since 1994 (pictured in 2010)

Family: Fiona shares Sam, as as well as daughter Mia, 20, with her media mogul husband Nigel Sharrocks, 65, whom she has been married to since 1994 (pictured in 2010)

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