Which Famous British Newsreader Are You?

ENTERTAINMENT

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

While British newsreaders don't make the immense salaries of their counterparts across the pond, a successful one can nonetheless become an institution on a national scale. They receive newspaper columns and book deals and the chance to present documentaries or magazine shows of particular note, such as "Panorama" or "Newsnight." However, getting there requires a great investment of time, energy and talent.

The British do not easily give our trust to public figures and love to make fun of them even when we know they're on our side. That means you can't just be anyone with a microphone and expect to win us over. A good newsreader, noted for their integrity and whose interview style is sufficiently balanced between fairness and pugnacity, will be offered a chance at best. It takes years of bringing us the facts in a way that is reassuring and thoughtful to win over the British public. Once you've done it, of course, you not only have all the opportunities mentioned above, but you also have a chance to become a true national treasure. You have the chance to be someone to whom the nation turns to tell us the truth when tragedy strikes or history takes a sudden turn.

Which of our favourite trusted voices are you most like? Let's find out!

What time of day is the best time to get news?

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Which network is the superior source for news?

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If you could make one British newspaper cease to exist, which would it be?

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What is your signature fashion statement?

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If someone who had never seen you were to hear your voice, would they expect you to look the way you do?

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Would you consider yourself a tough interviewer?

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What do you find a good subject for a documentary?

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Of all the arguably scurrilous figures ever to be involved in British news media, which one do you find the most scurrilous?

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Newsreaders often end up with lots of fans. What would you like to motivate yours?

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What is the highest laurel you'd like to win?

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Did you come from a relatively privileged background?

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What's the angriest you've ever made an interview subject?

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Which newsreader do you aspire to emulate?

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Why might people consider you a trailblazer?

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Which show did you always dream of hosting?

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Some British newsreaders try to make it in the U.S., such as Piers Morgan's shortlived stint at CNN. Would you ever try to crack America?

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How do you feel about the BBC license fee?

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What charitable cause do you care about?

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In your reporting career, have you ever spent a stint overseas?

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Are you considered one of the elder statesmen of news?

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What job would you definitely turn down?

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What viewer feedback has affected you?

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Have you ever been involved in a scandal?

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Where did you cut your teeth as a reporter?

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How do you feel about being a war correspondent?

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What is the naughtiest thing you've ever done?

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Which scandal of the last 100 years do you wish you'd broken?

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Which interview do you wish you'd given?

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Of what particular skill as a newsreader are you proudest?

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Where is your spiritual home?

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