'Smooth as silk' - Viewers react to Fiona Bruce's Question Time debut

Fiona Bruce attends the 12th annual Emeralds & Ivy Ball in aid of Cancer Research UK and The Marie Keating Foundation at The Royal Horticultural Halls on December 15, 2018 in London,...

Fiona Bruce has taken over from David Dimbleby on Question Time.

For the first time since 1993, Question Time aired without David Dimbleby as the Chair. Dimbleby hosted his last show at the end of 2018 and in the first episode back after the turn of the year, Fiona Bruce made her debut.


Experienced journalist Bruce faced a daunting task following in Dimbleby's footsteps as she hosted a diverse panel of guests. These included Conservative MP and Deputy Chairman James Cleverly, Labour MP and Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry and comedian Nish Kumar.


Conservative Party deputy Chairman, James Cleverly, (L) and his wife Susannah, walk past a lorry as they arrive at 10 Downing Street in central London on January 7, 2019. - British Prime...James Cleverly, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, was a guest on the panel.


The vast majority of the debate was unsurprisingly centred around Brexit as the panellists argued their cases in Islington, London. Using her journalistic skills, Bruce showed a combination of control and inquisitiveness, while also giving her guests the chance to fully articulate their ideas.


Spectators took to social media during and after the show to discuss how Bruce performed in her first outing as Question Time host. And a large number of viewers seemed impressed with the 54-year-old's ability to control the panel.


Below are some opinions from Question Time viewers as Bruce made her debut on the show after 25 years of Dimbleby's era.















And even Piers Morgan was impressed with some rare praise coming from the controversial television personality.



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