BBC’s Martin Bashir ‘Critically Ill’ with Covid Complications | Media


Veteran journalist Martin Bashir is “gravely ill” with complications from the coronavirus, the BBC has said. The 57-year-old, best known for his 1995 interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, currently works as the BBC News religion editor.A BBC spokeswoman said: ‘We are sorry to say that Martin is gravely ill with complications from Covid-19. Everyone at the BBC wishes him a full recovery. We ask that his privacy and that of his family be respected at this time.

Bashir started working as a journalist in 1986 but made headlines around the world in 1995 for his BBC interview with Diana for Panorama. The interview sparked renewed interest in the preparation of a new Channel 4 film, which examines the circumstances of their meeting, which airs Wednesday night.

Bashir’s other high-profile interviews included the suspects in the Stephen Lawrence murder case, artist Michael Barrymore, Jeffrey Archer, and Major Charles Ingram, known as “the major who coughs.” In 2003, he conducted a series of interviews for the controversial ITV documentary Living With Michael Jackson.

He then moved to the United States where he co-anchored the Nightline news show on ABC before moving to MSNBC, where he was a political commentator until 2013. He then returned to the BBC as a broadcaster’s religion editor.

In October 2019, he appeared on the X Factor celebrity spin-off.


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