Fiona Bruce raised eyebrows when she appeared on Question Time with a black eye and her arm in a sling.
Prior to the show’s start, the BBC host addressed her appearance, saying she didn’look her normal self.
Fiona, 59, was in Wolverhampton to address the week’s major political topics.
She told the cameras before meeting this week’s visitors that she experienced a bad horseback riding mishap.
‘I thought I’d just mention it,’ she said to viewers.
‘It’s the least interesting thing in the programme but in case you’re wondering,’ she remarked.
‘I broke my hand and I’ve got the remnants of a black eye because I fell off a horse.’
‘And that’s all I have to say about that,’ Fiona concluded.
During the show, people took to Twitter to wish Fiona a’speedy recovery’ from her injuries.
Fiona, ever the professional, continued with the performance.
On the panel with her were transport minister Richard Holden, shadow paymaster general Jonathan Ashworth, writer Emma Dabiri, Richard Walker, executive chairman of Iceland supermarket, and journalist and novelist Tony Parsons.
Fiona has hosted Question Time since 2019, succeeding long-serving presenter David Dimbleby.
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In the past, the Antiques Roadshow host has spoken publicly about her passion of horseback riding.
She has, however, confessed that she is not an expert.
The journalist – who took up riding in 2011 – told The Daily Mail in 2021 that she’s ok with ‘always being pretty rubbish’ at it, given that she took to riding ‘very late in life’.
But, she still ‘loves’ it.
‘It takes me to a different place,’ she said.
‘I can’t think about anything else when I’m doing it. I love being around horses. I love the speed. I love being outdoors.’
Fiona, who has two children with her husband Nigel Sharrocks, also told The Times in 2016 that she enjoys riding whenever possible.
On what her weekends look like amid her busy schedule, she admitted: ‘I very rarely organise anything. I sort of hit the weekend and flop.’
Fiona added: ‘I took up horse riding about five years ago, so I do as much of that as I can – not very expertly, but with great pleasure and enjoyment.’
Question Time airs Thursdays on BBC One and iPlayer.