BBC’s Martin Bashir ‘seriously unwell’ with COVID-19 related complications

BBC’s Religion Editor Martin Bashir ‘seriously unwell’ with COVID-19 related complications.

BBC’s Religion Editor Martin Bashir is “seriously unwell” after facing complications related to a COVID-19 battle, according to a spokesperson from the BBC

The 57-year-old has been uncharacteristically quiet on social media in recent weeks after the BBC confirmed that he had contracted coronavirus.

Bashir shot to fame and notoriety in 1995 for his Panorama interview with Princess Diana.

The famous documentary’s ethics were called into question after it was alleged that Diana only did the interview after her brother, Earl Spencer, was shown forged bank statements created by the BBC.

In a statement at the time, the BBC admitted that Earl Spencer had been shown false documents, but claimed that it had a letter from Diana confirming that this did not mislead her into taking the interview.

“BBC records from the period indicate that while we understand the documents were shown to Earl Spencer, they were not shown to the Princess of Wales and that she had confirmed that they played no part in her decision to give what was, and still is, one of the most iconic interviews of the last half of the twentieth century.”


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