In an interview with Radio Times, Fiona explained how she did have a preference for hosting the Sunday night show to presenting current affairs.
The broadcaster said: ““I just love it. I turn up for a day’s work, in a beautiful place, maybe a stately home or even somewhere intensely urban, and everyone who comes along is excited to be there.
“I spent years in current affairs where you are dragging people to talk about things they do not want to talk about.
“So suddenly to be in this in this place of great enthusiasm is an unmitigated pleasure,” the veteran television star added.