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Fiona Bruce’s frantic roadshow to get BBC TV news on air

Dash cam:
Fiona Bruce
and Mark
Easton in a
taxi before
switching to
a police car

FIONA BRUCE flagged down a police car to get her to another studio to present the News At Six after a technical glitch caused havoc at BBC Broadcasting House last night.

The team decided to head across London to the BBC’s Millbank studio in a taxi. But traffic was at a near standstill because of a protest at Parliament by women affected by changes to the state pension age.

Bruce, who also presents the Antiques Roadshow, persuaded a policeman called Josh to get her and colleagues to the other studio.

Bruce said: ‘I’ve never had to do that before in 19 years of presenting the news.’ Mark Easton, BBC News home editor, tweeted pictures of the frantic journey. ‘Now in a police car being escorted through the demo. BBC News is at stake!,’ he wrote.

Later he added: ‘Policeman Josh has saved the day!’

Earlier, the BBC aired recorded content on its live news channel for an hour due to the technical issue.