Martin Bashir Biography


Martin Bashir is a British journalist and news anchor. He is popular on British television with his BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales.

Relationship status

Martin Bashir is happily married to Deborah. His wife is a professional nurse. But their wedding details are unknown.

This couple has three children- Phoebe, Samuel, and Eliza.

Relationship Facts of Martin Bashir

  • Martin Bashir is married to Deborah.
  • He is father of Three(Eliza, Phoebe, Samuel).
  • Martin Bashir is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Martin Bashir?

Martin Bashir is a British journalist. Martin Bashir was the one who interviewed the late dancer and performer, Michael Jackson.

He is currently working at the BBC as a Religion Editor as well as an English journalist and news anchor.

Martin Bashir- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Martin Bashir was born as Martin Henry Bashir on 19 January 1963 in Wandsworth, London, England. He is of Asian ancestry.

His father and mother originally came from Pakistan and later in 1951, they moved to Britain.

Martin was one of five children born to his parents. One of his brothers, Tommy, suffered from muscular dystrophy and died in 1991.

Education, University

He attended the State Comprehensive Wandsworth School for Boys, Southfields, Wandsworth, London.

From 1982 to 1985, he attended King Alfred’s College of Higher Education, Winchester, where he studied English and History.

Later, he joined King’s College London, Strand, London.

Martin Bashir- Professional Life, Career

He started his career in 1986 as a journalist. Until 1999, he worked for the BBC in which he hosted programs including Songs of Praise, Public Eye and Panorama.

After that, he joined ITV and started to work on special documentary programs and features for Tonight with Trevor McDonald.

In 1995, he interviewed Diana, Princess of Wales about her failed marriage to the Prince of Wales.

He conducted a series of interviews with Michael Jackson in 2003, as part of an ITV documentary, Living with Michael Jackson. Martin named the interview ‘Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me’.


Martin got into the show, X-Factor through to the live shows with his rendition of Nat King Cole’s L.O.V.E. Since October 2019, he is on the show.

Recently, he forgot the lyrics of a song while singing and was the center of some friendly kidding among his news colleagues.


On October 26, 2010, he released a reggae album, Bass Lion.


In June 2008, he found out that he had a brain tumor that was growing on his pituitary gland. Doctors suggested Martin to go on normally in his life without any operations.

Martin Bashir- Net Worth, Salary

As a top-journalist in the UK, he earns £599,999 per annum. His net worth is $1 million US as of 2022.

Body Stats: Height, Weight

Martin Bashir has a decent weight with a height of 5 ft 6 inches. He has dark brown hair and light brown eyes.

Social Media

He has over 20k followers on Instagram and 32k on Twitter. But he is not active on Facebook.

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