マーティン・バシールがダイアナ妃のインタビュー調査の最中にBBCを辞める: He 'has decided to focus on his health'

スタッフへのメールで, ニュースのBBC副局長ジョナサン・マンロは言った: “マーティンバシールは、BBCの宗教編集者としての地位を辞任しました, そして会社を去ります. He let us know of his decision last month, just before being readmitted to hospital for another surgical procedure on his heart. Although he underwent major surgery toward the end of last year, he is facing some ongoing issues and has decided to focus on his health.

Bashir became seriously unwell with complications related to coronavirus last October, the BBC said at the time. He joined the BBC to report on religious affairs in 2016, marking a return to the UK after a spell in America where he hosted ABC’s Nightline show, before joining MSNBC as an anchor.

PRINCESS DIANA WAS SOURCE OF ROYAL RUMORS FOR INFAMOUS MARTIN BASHIR TV INTERVIEW, HE CLAIMS

Television journalist Martin Bashir with the BAFTA Award he received for his interview with Princess Diana.

Television journalist Martin Bashir with the BAFTA Award he received for his interview with Princess Diana. (Photo by Fiona HansonPA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Bashir is famed for his explosive Panorama interview with Princess Diana in 1995, during which she admitted to an adulterous affair. How he obtained that interview is now the subject of an independent inquiry by former supreme court judge Lord Dyson, who is due to deliver his findings in the near future.

It follows Diana’s brother, Charles Spencer, presenting the BBC with adossierof evidence that cast new light on the tactics deployed by Bashir after he was originally cleared of wrongdoing by the broadcaster in 1996. Lord Dyson will determine if Bashir forged documents in an effort to secure access.

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