BBC reporter Martin Bashir “seriously unwell” with Covid-19

Martin Bashir – the journalist who interviewed Princess Diana for Panorama – is “seriously unwell” with Covid-19.

The 57-year-old is the BBC’s Religious Affairs correspondent.

He has been “quiet” on social media over the last few weeks.

A BBC spokesperson said:

“We are sorry to say that Martin is seriously unwell with Covid-19 related complications.

“Everyone at the BBC is wishing him a full recovery.

“We’d ask that his privacy, and that of his family, is respected at this time.”

Bashir’s 1995 interview with Princess Diana was a seminal moment in the breakdown of her marriage to Prince Charles.






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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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