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BBC's Martin Bashir quits for medical reasons amid Princess Diana interview probe

Added 05-14-21 02:57:01pm EST - “BBC correspondent Martin Bashir, under investigation for forging documents to win an interview with Princess Diana, is leaving the network for health reasons, the BBC reported Friday.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “BBC's Martin Bashir quits for medical reasons amid Princess Diana interview probe”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

BBC correspondent Martin Bashir, under investigation for forging documents to win an interview with Princess Diana, is leaving the network for health reasons, the BBC reported Friday.

“Martin Bashir has stepped down from his position as the BBC's Religion Editor, and is leaving the corporation,” deputy director of BBC News, Jonathan Munro, said in an article on the BBC website.

“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,” Munro added.

However, he is also under investigation for forging bank statements to secure his famous 1995 interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, that brought him to international prominence and won him a BAFTA TV award.

Some 22.8 million UK viewers watched Diana admit to Bashir she had been unfaithful and describe Prince Charles's relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles. She also described battling depression and bulimia.

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