Fiona's career in journalism started as a reporter for local radio, moving to television with local BBC news and then Sky news before joining GMTV in 1993. She was the entertainment correspondent based in Los Angeles before becoming the main presenters of the show in 1997.

Brendan Cole was Fiona's professional dance partner when she took part in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing. Possibly Brendan's biggest challenge so far in the programme, Fiona struggled from the very beginning, as she seemed to lack rhythm, co-ordination and any natural dance ability at all, and her first week Waltz scored only 11 points. The training footage showed a difficult partnership, with extremely competitive Brendan taking out his frustration on Fiona, who ended up in tears at least once, and didn't seem to enjoy the experience at all. The two latin dances that came next were a problem for the couple, as Fiona was required to dance on her own, but a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel appeared in their Foxtrot in week four, but by then, the public support was not enough to keep them in the competition, finished ninth out of twelve couples.


Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
1 Waltz Sam 2 2 4 3 11
2 Rumba Almost Here 1 2 6 4 13
3 Jive Hit The Road Jack 2 4 5 5 16
4 Foxtrot Ain't That A Kick In The Head 3 5 6 6 20